Muscat: The Directorate General of Consumer Protection in North Al Batinah Governorate managed to seize four commercial establishments that trade and sell prohibited goods. The goods do not conform to the specifications and standards, and have medical claims without meeting all health and safety conditions, and without obtaining licenses from the concerned authorities. This comes as part of its efforts to curb the abuses committed by some providers, combating the spread of unauthorized commodities, and holding violators accountable.
The judicial control officers, during their field visits to shops and markets in the governorate, seized commercial establishments that traded and sold a number of prohibited and unauthorized commodities. The commodities are not to be dispensed except with a medical prescription, and accordingly, it has been investigated in preparation for its destruction, in coordination with the concerned authorities in the governorate.
Legal measures have also been taken against the violating institutions, in accordance with the provisions of Article (21) of the executive regulations and their amendments, which states, "the supplier is prohibited from trading in any commodity or providing any service before fulfilling all health and safety conditions according to the nature of each commodity or service and obtaining licenses and approvals from the concerned authorities."
The authority affirms that it will spare no effort in following up and monitoring the markets and controlling everything that would harm the health and safety of consumers or detract from their rights, and take legal measures against violators. It also appeals to consumers to report any violations they may notice in the markets through the various communication channels of the authority.