Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion: Ministerial Decision 67/2023 Deeming an Omani Standard Specification Binding

2023/67 67/2023


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 Ministerial Decision 12/2012 Adopting the Gulf Technical Regulation 246/2011 regarding the Labels of Tobacco Products Packaging as a Binding Omani Standard Specification,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

Omani Standard Specification OS 1655:2022 for Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products is hereby deemed a binding Omani standard specification.

Article II

An administrative fine not exceeding 1,000 (one thousand) Rial Omani shall be imposed on anyone who violates the provisions of this decision, and the fine shall be doubled if the violation is repeated.

Article III

The aforementioned Ministerial Decision 12/2012 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decision or in conflict with its provisions.

Article IV

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force after the lapse of 6 (six) months from the date of its publication.

Issued on: 23 Rajab 1444
Corresponding to: 14 February 2023

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

Published in Official Gazette 1483 issued on 5 March 2023.