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1. Royal Decree No. 26/2011 Establishing the Public Authority for Consumer Protection.
 
We, Qaboos Bin Said, Sultan of Oman
 
After perusal of the Basic Law of the State, promulgated by the Royal Decree No. 101/96, and The Public Authorities and Organizations’ Law, promulgated by the Royal Decree No.116/91, and And in pursuance of the public interest
 
Have decreed as follows:
 
Article One: A public authority named “the Public Authority for Consumer Protection” shall be established. It shall have legal personality and enjoy financial and administrative autonomous.
 
Article Two: Dr. Said Bin Khamis Al-Kaabi shall be appointed chairman of this Authority in the special grade.
 
Article Three: A Royal Decree on the law  of the Authority shall be issued subsequently.
 
Article Four: This Decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall take effect as from the date of its publication.
 
Issued on : 24 Rabe'i Awal 1432 H., corresponding to: 28 February, 2011.
 
 
 
2. Royal Decree No. 53/2011, Promulgating the Law of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection.
 
We, Qaboos Bin Said, Sultan of Oman
 
After Perusal of the Basic Law of the State promulgated by The Royal Decree No.101/96, and The law of Public Authorities and Organizations, promulgated by the Royal Decree No. 116/91, and The Consumer Protection Law, promulgated by the Royal Decree No. 81/2002, and The Royal Decree No. 26/2011,Establishing the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, and In pursuance of the public interest,
 
Have decreed as follows:
 
Article One: The Public Authority for Consumer Protection shall be attached to the Council of Ministers subject to the enclosed Law.
 
Article Two: The Chairman of the Authority shall Issue the regulations and decisions necessary for the implementation of the provisions of the enclosed Law. And until such regulations and decisions are issued, the laws and regulations in force in connection with the units of the Administrative Apparatus of the State shall apply to what is not provided for in the enclosed Law to the extent that does not contradict its provisions.
 
Article Three: All the functions, appropriations and assets belonging to the Consumer Protection Department and its divisions in the governorates and regions shall devolve from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to the Authority. Also, all the employees of the Department shall be transferred to the Authority with their same grades.
 
Article Four: Whatever conflicts with or contradicts the enclosed Law and its provisions shall be repealed.
 
Article Five: This Decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall take effect as from the date of its publication.
 
Issued on:  2 Jumada 1, 1432 H.  , Corresponding to: 6 April, 2011

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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