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Al-Batinah North: Consumer protection participates in Clubs Youth Camp event 2018

12/07/2018

PACP as represented by Directorate General of Consumer Protection, participated in Clubs youth camp in the youth complex in Suhar, which was organized by the Ministry of Sports affairs, in order to highlight the consumers rights and duties, and to instill safe consumer culture.

 

 

The department participated by presenting programs and awareness, and guidance lectures regarding consumption, through which PACP role in consumer protection was highlighted, and PACP role in protecting, and preserving the consumer rights and interests.
The lectures included PACP objectives, and strategies to achieve that as well as the tasks, and jurisdictions of the Authority. The participation covered some of the most important cases and seizures by PACP such as the rice and confectionary case with a display of fake commodities, and commodities that do not fit the standard specifications.
The participants were advised on the ways of differentiating between authentic and fake commodities, and to identify and avoid misleading advertisements. The participation included some tips for the consumers to protect their rights, and duties such as: avoiding a hasty purchase of a commodity from an unknown origin, avoiding verbal warranties because warranties should always be documented and in writing, keeping the sale invoice particularly for commodities that are used long turn, the necessity of checking the commodity properly before leaving the venue to ensure that it is safe. Awareness and guidance publications were distributed to promote safe consumer culture.
The directorate is aiming at being always present in such events, and programs to deliver PACP message in educating and raising the awareness of safe consumption among the consumers

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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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