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PACP organizes an exhibition for counterfeit goods

04/09/2012

Within participation at Salalah Tourism Festival 2012, Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) has organized an exhibition for counterfeit, prohibited and original goods at Samahram Hall at the Municipal Recreational Center. The exhibition opening ceremony was under the sponsorship of HE Sheikh Salem bin Oufeet al Shanfari, Head of Dhofar Municipality and Chairman of Organizing Committee of Salalah Festival; with the attendance of HE Dr. Saied bin Khamis al Kabee, Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection.

 

The exhibition, runs to 18th July, has been divided into three divisions; where the first one is for the counterfeited goods, such as counterfeited cosmetics, electrical and sanitary items and autos spare parts. The second division is for prohibited goods, such as some kinds of tobacco and clothes decorated with immoral slogans,

writing and logos. The third division is for original goods and products that are counterfeited widely.

Through this exhibition, PACP aims to educate customers about the difference in price between the counterfeited goods and the original ones and raise awareness of the damage to health and economy if customers promoted the counterfeited goods and products by buying them.

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CONSUMER LINE

 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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