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Various events for the Regional Office of Consumers International in the Middle East including declaration of the World Summit

17/10/2018


The Regional Office of  Consumers International in the Middle East is organizing a number of activities and events during the coming period

 

, including three meetings and workshops during December of this year as well as the organization of its annual global conference, the organization of a workshop on the role of standards in consumer protection, and the participation through a presentation in the car recalls symposium  planned by PACP next December.
The office will hold a meeting on December 3 at the Grand Millennium Hotel Muscat, of member organizations in Consumers International to brief them on the organization's strategy and allow them to discuss their work at the local level.
The Office will also hold a regional workshop on December 4 to review the results of the research supervised by the Office on the consumer experiences in digital technology in the Middle East and North Africa, with about 80 participants from regulators, consumer groups and regional companies.
On 5 December, the Office will hold a mini-international workshop to discuss the issue of fraud through social media, and what can be done to protect consumers from these practices. The preparation will include an analysis of social media across the English, Spanish and Arabic markets to analyze trends and assess whether a tool can be developed using artificial intelligence to detect fraud.
In April 2019, Consumers International will hold its World Conference, which will include a two-day digital summit with the participation of consumer organizations, corporations and government consumers agencies from around the world.
Consumers International is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1960 to protect consumers and global markets against the domination of international companies. With more than 240 consumer protection organizations in 120 countries, The organization is working on activating the international movement for consumer protection and protecting consumers rights as stipulated by the United Nations, as well as empowering consumers everywhere, it also promotes international awareness and the development of international legislation governing consumer protection in the areas of food and commodity safety, the fairness of commercial and banking transactions, and other vital areas.
The Regional Office of Consumers International in the Middle East is located in Muscat and was opened on 25 November 2013 and includes consumer protection entities in the Arab Orient as well as consumer protection in Iran and Turkey. Oman was selected to be the location for the Office in recognition of the great efforts made in a short period in the field of consumer protection as it has assumed a pioneering role among nations that care for consumer protection.

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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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