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PACP at Al Dhaherah holds field visits to tires shops and agencies

27/05/2014

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) at Al Dhaherah launched a set of campaigns and field visits to the shops and agencies selling tries to explain for traders, suppliers and sellers the right mechanisms to apply decision no. 246/2014 on regulating promoting and sale of new and used tires; in line with the efforts done by PACP to raise awareness among traders and suppliers and make sure all regulations and decisions are in place. 

 

Tires traders, suppliers and sellers were briefed on the data that should be included at the purchasing bill; language used; and specifications to be observed. They were informed to get rid of any expired tires. Posters have been distributed to shops, agencies and workshops to enlighten the consumer when dealing for buying used or new tires.
these filed visits are based  on the principles that a grace period should be given to the traders and suppliers to adapt themselves to the new decision and to have enough information and explanation for the content of the decision. 

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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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