Consumer Protection seizes goods from illegal vendors

Energy Sunday 24/February/2019 11:44 AM
By: Times News Service
Consumer Protection seizes goods from illegal vendors

Muscat: Inspection teams from Oman's Public Authority for Consumer Protection confiscated over 1000 illegal goods in Wilayat of Al Suwaiq in two weeks, the Directorate General for Consumer Protection for North Batinah Governorate announced.

The Public Authority of Consumer Protection (PACP) said in a statement online, "The General Directorate for Consumer Protection in North Batinah recently seized 1642 different commodities within two weeks of launching the inspection and awareness campaign in Wilayat of Suwaiq, which aims to monitor markets and commercial activities, control prices and detect violations in order to protect the rights of consumers."

A number of violations related to some shops and commercial centres for many reasons, such as not complaining of pricing rules, describing the item or advertising with deceptive data, displaying expired products, not issuing bills in Arabic, non-compliance with the service guarantee, and announce discounts offers without obtaining a license.

PACP added: "The legal procedures taken against the violators according to Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations."

Abdul Rahman Al Qassmi, Director General of the Directorate General of Consumer Protection said: "The inspection campaigns in the markets of Wilayat of Suwaiq are continuing and will include other Wilayats in the Governorate in the coming days."

Al Qassmi appealed to all consumers to preserve their legal rights and to report immediately when discovering any violations that harm their health. The mobile office service is activated in the governorate to facilitate the reception of complaints and communications and inquiries from the consumers."