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During the first half of this year 2019 “Consumer Protection” seizes approximately 26,000 inapplicable commodities in different governorates of the Sultanate


The Public Authority for Consumer Protection has managed to seize 25,994 inapplicable commodities in the Sultanate of Oman during the first half of 2019


according to the Statistical Indicators Report issued by the General Directorate for Studies and Development in the Authority,  in the framework of the efforts of the Authority in monitoring the markets in various governorates of the Sultanate and control all that would harm the health and safety of consumers.

Hilal bin Saud Al Ismaili, Director of the Market Control Department, said that the goods were seized in a number of sectors. The chewed and non-smoked tobacco sector topped with a total of 8460 commodities, followed by (4640) (2167) items in the cosmetics and hygiene sector, while the number of goods seized in the clothing and products against public morality sector reached (1794) commodities. In addition, 1615 items were seized in the cigarette sector in violation of specifications and standards, followed by the automotive spare parts and tires sector where 1503 goods were seized, 1,362 items were in the herbal products sector with medical claims, 918 items were seized in the detergents and disinfectants sector, 87 in the electrical and electronic appliances sector, followed by the category of works of art of all kinds with a total of (15) items. The telephone and building materials sectors came last with a total of 7 commodities.

Al-Ismaili pointed out that the decline in goods seized according to the statistical indicators recorded compared to the same period of last year 2018 by 49892 items is due to the high awareness of suppliers of laws and decisions related to consumer protection and thus follow up their labor to ensure compliance as a result of the awareness efforts of the Authority, as well as the efforts exerted by the Authority to monitor the markets and control the violators and hold them accountable, which is a deterrent to anyone who thinks to violate laws and legislation and conduct practices that would harm the health and safety of consumers.



 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law

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