The State of Qatar participated in the activities of the “Arab Consumer Protection Week” forum, which was held in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman, during 8-14 March 2023 under the title of “Small Consumer and Sustainable Consumption”.
Qatar was represented in the forum by Mr. Mohammed Abdul Karim Al Emadi, Director of the Consumer Protection and Combating Commercial Fraud Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Forum was also attended by several ministers, undersecretaries, and consumer protection representatives from different Arab countries.
The forum consisted of panels that discussed themes related to small consumers, and showcased the experiences of the Sultanate of Oman and other Arab countries in consumer protection, in addition to the planning and organization of awareness programs.
The forum aimed to shed light on the nature of the legislation on consumer protection, the role of legal systems and legislation in protecting consumers, especially regarding traditional and electronic fraud, the role of the media and its effects in raising awareness about the issues of the small consumer in the Arab world, and ways to benefit from the local and international experiences in the field of developing the services of government consumer protection agencies.
The forum also shed light on the policies adopted by the Sultanate of Oman to achieve sustainable consumption, in addition to proposing practical recommendations to raise awareness about the importance of the small consumer category and enhance related legislation.