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Penal orders against violators of the Consumer Protection Law For carrying out promotional offers without a permit


The Public Prosecution – Department of Consumer Affairs in Muscat issued penal orders recently against violators of the Consumer Protection Law No. 66/2014 to pay a fine of OMR 500.


The violators carried out offers and promotions in the establishments that they work in without prior approval from PACP, which constitutes a violation of article (41) pursuant to article(31) of the Consumer Protection Law that states: “The provider shall be prohibited from carrying out any promotional offers or reduction on prices for the commodities or services, except after obtaining the licenses and permits form the competent bodies and after coordinating with the authority to verify the prices in the manner contemplated under the regulations.



 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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