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More than 1000 students visit the Counterfeited Goods exhibition

19/03/2017

The counterfeited goods exhibition, at the head office of the PACP, recently received the students of Asem bin Amr and Madrasati International schools, and students from the College of Law, SQU, for an introduction to the counterfeited goods and its hazards to the individuals and community, and how to tell the difference between them.

 

The students viewed goods inconsistent with the applicable standards and specifications, and samples of expired goods and how some goods are manipulated and its hazards to the consumers, along with the mechanism to communicate with the PACP through its various media.
The Public Authority for Consumer Protection focuses greatly on awareness through various media channels, and the exhibition is one of such channels.

 

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 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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