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Salalah: awareness lecture in Umm AL Ghawarif Base


Consumer Protection Department in Dhofar Governorate organized an awareness lecture for a number of the Royal Army of Oman - 11th infantry brigade in Umm AL Ghawarif Military Base in Salalah.



The Head of the Department, Mr.Ali Salim Al-Basrawi gave an overview of PACP, PACP control jurisdiction and rules, the most important of cases, and seizures with an extensive explanation of the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by Royal Decree No.66/2014, along with the original and complementary penalties.
He further showed examples of practices that violate the law such as dealing in any commodities or offering any services before meeting all the HS requirements. He also explained the penalties for noncompliance by the suppliers or promotors in terms of not providing information on the weight, price, validity date, name of the material, contents, country of origin and the number of the specifications.
He also explained the penalties on dealing with pre-used or defective commodities and the importance of declaring the condition of the commodities which must be proved in the contract or the invoice. Mr. Al-Basrawi also emphasized that the providers should respect the religious values, the norms and traditions during the provision of any commodity or service to the consumers and the importance of including the CR number on all communication materials, commercials and invoices. At the end there was a discussion and a Q&A regarding consumer protection


 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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