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Workshop on consumer rights in the digital economy


Consumer International Middle East (“CI”) is organizing a workshop on “Consumer Right in the Digital Economy”. The workshop will be held on Monday 6 February 2017 in Muscat, under the auspice of H. E. Sheikh Sa'ad Mohammed Said al Mardhouf al Sa'adi, Minister of Sport Affairs, and will be attended by Mr. Bart Combée, CI President, and Mr. Justin Macmullan head of the regional office. The workshop aims to increase the participants’ knowledge about the counsumer rights in the digital economy, and the protection that should be available in view of the increasing domination of the digital economy.


The workshop theme was derived from the World Consumer Day 2017 theme “building a digital world worthy of the consumer trust”, and will include several sessions dealing with various subjects including introduction to traditional consumer, contemporary consumer in the digital economy, the impact of the digital economy, consumer rights in the digital economy, protecting the relation with digital trader, etc.

The workshop is organized in Oman as the only CI representative in the Middle East is in Muscat. Consumer International (CI) is the world federation of consumer groups formed in 1960, and together with its Members, serves as the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumers.


 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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