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Retailers in Oman warned over hike in prices ahead of Eid Al Adha

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection is keeping a close eye on the prices of essentials ahead of Eid Al Adha.

TAS News Service
August 7, 2019

Muscat: With just few days left for Eid Al Adha to begin in Oman, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) has intensified its inspections to prevent price hikes.

Speaking to the media, Waleed bin Ali al Rawahi, director, Complaints Department, PACP said that the authority is monitoring the markets in various sectors to crack down on shops that violates the rules.

“This is the period of rise in consumer demand for Eid clothes and accessories. Therefore, various PACP departments have prepared a schedule for inspection teams to make field visits during the morning and evening hours.”

Rawahi added that such inspections will ensure that there is no unnecessary price hike to protect the rights of consumers. “The teams comprise judicial and shop inspectors who ensure  availability of goods and supplies in the markets, in addition to ensuring that there is no unjustified rise in prices.”

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