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Students of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Dhofar visit "Consumer Protection" in Dhofar

29/04/2018


The Department of Consumer Protection in Dhofar recently received a number of students from the Faculty of Commerce and Administrative Sciences at Dhofar University as part of the efforts of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection to spread the culture of sound consumption among all sectors of society.
 

 


The students were received by Ali bin Salem Al Basrawi, Director of the Department, who introduced the role of the Authority and its specialties and achievements in the field of consumer rights protection. The department's specialists also introduced the services provided, and explained the method of submitting complaints, their methods of research, and the steps that are taken to find quick solutions to protect the rights of consumers. In addition, the students were briefed on the mechanism of the work of quality control specialists, where the specialists explained how the handheld device works and the mechanisms used to detect counterfeit goods. The students were also introduced to samples of some goods withdrawn from the market and in violation of specifications and standards, in addition to duplicate and original goods and how to differentiate between them. At the end of the visit, a number of publications of the Authority on awareness raising were distributed to the students.
 

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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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