Salalah, A seminar on “Commercial Fraud, its

Effects and Means of Combating it” organized by the Public Authority

for Consumer Protection (PACP), was held today, in cooperation with a

number of researchers and specialists in the field of commercial fraud.

The seminar, which was held in Crowne Plaza Hotel Salalah, comes

in the framework of efforts to preserve consumer rights and awareness,

and try to control the market of manipulations that harm the economy,

including various commercial fraud.

Dr. Said bin Khamis al-Ka’abi, PACP Chairman said that this seminar

comes within the framework of PACP ‘s efforts to raise awareness of

the dangers of commercial fraud and to distinguish between fake

goods and original branded goods.

He added that this seminar is an important opportunity to highlight

the commercial fraud in terms of its legal definition, its laws and

negative impact on the societies economically, socially and healthily. It

is also an opportunity to identify the most prominent local efforts to

combat it and reduce its effects and to make use of experiences of

relevant entities.

The seminar discusses five working papers that include legal,

economic, social and educational aspects that discuss the commercial

fraud and its various effects, as well as reviewing the efforts and roles

of some related institutions in combating various commercial fraud

activities, such as PACP, Directorate General of Customs, and local

media. An exhibition for original and counterfeit goods is also being

held on the sidelines of the seminar.

Source: Oman News Agency