Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion: Ministerial Decision 519/2022 regarding the Ban on Importing Plastic Bags

2022/519 519/2022


Based on Royal Decree 97/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

Companies, establishments, and individuals are hereby banned from importing plastic bags.

Article II

Without prejudice to any punishment more severe stipulated in any other law, an administrative fine of 1,000 (one thousand) Rial Omani shall be imposed on anyone who violates the provisions of this decision, and it shall be doubled if the violation is repeated.

Article III

All that is contrary to this decision, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article IV

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on 1 January 2023.

Issued on: 16 Safar 1444
Corresponding to: 13 September 2022

Qais bin Mohammed bin Moosa Al-Yousef
Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion

Published in Official Gazette 1459 issued on 18 September 2022.