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New Consumer Protection Publication

27/09/2018


A book entitled "Consumer Protection: Comparative Study in the Algerian Legislation and the Sultanate of Oman Legislation " was recently published by Nasser Saif Al Hosani, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman in the Republic of Algeria.

 

 

This book, which is originally a thesis for a master's degree in international law, highlights the protection provided in the Algerian legislation and compares it to Omani legislation through reviewing the stages of the development of the Consumer Protection Law and the international and civil texts in consumer protection. It also reviews the provisions of the Algerian Consumer Protection Law and Consumer Protection Law in Oman, in the protection of commercial fraud such as: food fraud, commercial advertisement, the protection of competition and monopoly protection as well as, the methodologies of applying penal laws in the Omani and Algerian legislations.
The book includes three chapters, the first chapter covers the development of consumer protection, consumer protected interests and consumer concepts in Algerian and Omani legislations, protecting consumers from commercial fraud in foods and commercial advertisements, protection of the physical health and safety of consumers, the right of honest notification and awareness and by the end of the chapter, the author covered the protection from monopoly in both the Omani and Algerian legislations.
 The second chapter dealt with the scope and mechanisms of applying penalties and the suppression of fraud in Algerian and Omani legislations and its application in terms of persons and consumers, types of warranty provided by the supplier to the consumer and the basis for his obligation, including the agreement warranty and the legal warranty. It also addressed the obligation of information, its definition and the justifications that dictate the obligation to inform. The same chapter in the first requirement includes the role of administrative bodies in consumer protection and the role of consumer associations and the legal framework for them.
The third chapter included the penal protection in the Omani and Algerian legislations and the penalized crimes, crimes related to the guarantee of the safety of products, crimes that targets the consumers including trickery, fraud in food items, gross negligence that leads to the death or disability of the consumers, in comparison to both legislations. The chapter included the stipulated penalties in the Algerian law for some crimes such as: trickery, fraud, speculation, possession of counterfeit goods and how to deal with these crimes in the light of the Algerian law. The author also included the stipulated penalties in the Consumer Protection Law in Oman.
The book also included many annexes including a comparison table between Omani and Algerian Consumer Protection Law issued on February 2009, and the Consumer Protection Law in Oman as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014.
This book is considered a great addition in the Arabic and Omani library, particularly in the field of consumer protection due to the scarcity of specialized Arabic studies in the field, and also will stand as a theoretical framework for the researchers seeking information about consumer protection in the future.

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CONSUMER LINE

 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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