Royal Decree

Royal Decree 77/2020 regarding the Public Authority for Consumer Protection

2020/77 77/2020


We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 26/2011 Establishing the Public Authority for Consumer Protection,

Royal Decree 53/2011 Promulgating the System of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection System,

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The name “Public Authority for Consumer Protection” is hereby amended to “Consumer Protection Authority.

Article II

The text of article 5 of the aforementioned Consumer Protection Authority System is hereby replaced with the following text:

“The administration of the authority and the management of its affairs shall be undertaken by a board of directors formed by a decision of the Council of Ministers, and the term of membership of the board shall be 3 (three) years renewable for a single similar term.”

Article III

The phrases “Public Authority for Consumer Protection” and “President of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection” are hereby replaced, wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees, with the phrases “Consumer Protection Authority” and “President of the Consumer Protection Authority.”

Article IV

All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article V

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 22 Dhu Al-Hijja 1441
Corresponding to: 12 August 2020

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1353 issued on 19 August 2020.