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To identify counterfeited and fake goods... “Counterfeited Goods” exhibition receives students

28/02/2017

The Counterfeited Goods Exhibition, PACP, recently received students from Sultan bin Hamad School for basic education, and Atija bint Zayid School for basic education, in addition to students from Sheikh Salim bin Humud School for basic education, in an introduction visit to identify counterfeited goods and its hazard to the individuals and communities, and how to differentiate it from the original goods.

 

to identify counterfeited goods and its hazard to the individuals and communities, and how to differentiate it from the original goods.
The students viewed goods inconsistent with the standards and specifications, and expired goods withdrawn from the market, and were introduced to samples of expired goods with manipulated information and its hazard to the consumers, in addition to the methods used to communicate with the authority through various media and submit complaints and recommendations.
Consumer Protection focuses on awareness throughout its various programmes and activities, considering that the consumer is the first line of defense, and permanent exhibitions and roadshows are within these madia.

 

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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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