We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
A centre named the "Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Centre" is hereby established subject to the supervision of the Minister of Commerce and Industry, and governed by the provisions of the attached system.
The Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Centre has legal personality and enjoys financial and administrative independence.
All competences, allocations, and assets relating to the Competition and Monopoly Prevention Directorate in the Public Authority for Consumer Protection are hereby transferred to the Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Centre, as well as all that is connected to competition and monopoly prevention affairs. The employees of the directorate must be transferred to the centre with their same financial grades and employment status. The implementation of the transfer must be in accordance with the guidelines agreed upon by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and the Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection.
The provisions of financial, administrative, and employee affairs laws and systems applicable to the units of administrative apparatus of the state apply to the Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Centre.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Centre shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions for implementing the provisions of this decree and the attached system, and until they are issued, the regulations and decisions in force continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with their provisions.
All that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or in conflict with their provisions, is hereby repealed.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.
Issued on: 21 Rabi Al-Thani 1439
Corresponding to: 9 January 2018
Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman
Published in Official Gazette 1226 issued on 14 January 2018.