Muscat – The Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) opened Arab forum titled ‘Small Consumer and Sustainable Consumption’ on Wednesday as part of the Arab Consumer Protection Week – March 8 to 14.
The forum was held under the auspices of Sayyid Mohammed Sultan al Busaidi, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council.
The forum aims to shed light on the reality of legislations related to the small consumer, and to benefit from the local and international experiences in the field of developing the authority’s services towards this category of consumers.
Salim bin Ali al Hakmani, Chairman, CPA, said, “The week will include diverse activities that shed light on the young consumer with the aim of instilling a safe consumer culture among young people.”
According to Hakmani, the selection of the “young consumer” to be the main focus of the week for this year came in view of the intellectual and technological challenges facing them and affecting their social and economic behaviours.
Hakmani added, “The authority is keen on the importance of community partnership with various governmental and private agencies in order to join efforts and achieve the desired integration in the areas related to consumer protection.”
On the sidelines of the forum, CPA launched the Small Consumer App. The app will help educate and protect young consumers.