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PACP Chairman issues a decision banning Asbestos to protect the safety of the consumers from harmful substances

11/07/2017

H.E. Dr. Said Khamis Al Kaa.bi, the Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection has recently issued decision No. 245/2017 banning any commodity that contains Asbestos in accordance with PACP system as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 53/2011, and according to the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 96/2014.

 

 

The decision states in its first article a ban on commodities that contain Asbestos while the second article confirmed no prejudice to the penalties stipulated in the Consumer Protection Law. Violators of this decision shall be administratively fined an amount of no less than OMR 50 and not exceeding OMR 1,000, the fine shall be doubled if the violation was committed again.
The decision also states than an administrative fine shall be imposed in the amount of OMR 50 for each day in which violation continues, providing it does not total more than OMR 2,000. Anything that conduct or in conflict with this decision shall be repealed and it shall be published in the Official Gazette the on the next day of its issuance.

 

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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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