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
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