Qatar and Oman have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote co-operation in the field of consumer protection.
HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani and Oman’s Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali al-Bulushi signed the MoU on the sidelines of the meetings of the Omani-Qatari Joint Committee held in Doha on May 9 and 10. Last updated: May 12 2018 10:43 PM
The memorandum of understanding aims to extend legal and technical co-operation in consumer-related fields, particularly consumer protection policies, in accordance with applicable legislation in both countries, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce has said in a statement.
The MoU aims to facilitate co-operation through the development of a mechanism to promote consumer awareness, safeguard consumer rights, control fluctuations and abnormal increases in prices and establish coping mechanisms.
Based on the MoU, each party shall conduct inspections in their country, notify the other party of any violations by suppliers, and compel suppliers to recall or withdraw defective goods from markets.