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Expat fined RO5,000 for selling chewing tobacco

28 Jan 2020

The Court of First Instance in Rustaq has issued a sentence against an Asian national for violating the Consumer Protection Law promulgated by Royal Decree 66/2014. It imposed a fine of RO5,000 on the violator.


The case refers to seizure of 58 rolls of tobacco or chewing tobacco by a team of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection in Rustaq.


The national’s act was contrary to Article 7 which states, ‘It is prohibited to trade any counterfeit or unauthorised merchandise. It is banned to advertise such products and the regulation defines what is considered fraudulent, corrupt or counterfeit.

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