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Decision No. 38/2017 to Amend the Fees for Services Provided by Directorate General of Customs

February 7, 2017

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

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Ministerial Decree No. 42/2016 to Amend Some Provisions of the Regulation of the Press and Publications Law

April 5, 2016

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Ministerial Decree No. 42/2016 to Amend Some Provisions of the Regulation of the Press and Publications Law prohibits tobacco advertising in all print, audio, visual, and electronic media.

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Ministerial Decree No. 327/2015 Regarding the Import Ban of E-Cigarette and E-Shisha

December 22, 2015

COMMENTS: Ministry of Commerce and Industry Ministerial Decree No. 327/2015 Regarding the Import Ban of E-Cigarette and E-Shisha prohibits the importation of e-cigarettes and e-shisha.

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Decree No. 698/2015 Regarding the Trade Ban of E-Cigarette and E-Shisha

December 1, 2015

COMMENTS: Decree No. 698/2015 Regarding the Trade Ban of E-Cigarette and E-Shisha prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes and e-shisha.

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Ministerial Decree No. 129/2015 on the Promulgation of a Regulation on Sale at Discounted Prices

May 4, 2015

COMMENTS: Ministry of Commerce and Industry Ministerial Decree No. 129/2015 on the Promulgation of a Regulation on Sale at Discounted Prices regulates how discounts are offered, including a ban of discounts on tobacco products.

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Ministerial Decree No. 239/2013 on the Promulgation of a Regulation for Promotional Offers

December 26, 2013

COMMENTS: Ministry of Commerce and Industry Ministerial Decree No. 239/2013 on the Promulgation of a Regulation for Promotional Offers regulates how promotions may be offered and prohibits promotional offers for tobacco products.

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Ministerial Decision No. 12/2012 Adopting the Gulf Technical Regulation No. 246/2011 of Labeling of Tobacco Product Packs as an Omani Binding Standards

August 9, 2012

COMMENTS: Ministry of Industry and Commerce Ministerial Decision No. 12/2012 Adopting the Gulf Technical Regulation 246/2011 of Labeling of Tobacco Product Packs as an Omani Binding Standards adopts the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) Technical Regulation 246/2011 on Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages and makes it binding in Oman.

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GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Technical Regulation 246/2011 on Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages

August 9, 2011

COMMENTS: GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Technical Regulation 246/2011 on Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages provides standards for the Gulf region on packaging and labeling of tobacco products.

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GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Approved Health Warnings

August 9, 2011

COMMENTS: GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Approved Health Warnings contain the images and text of the four cigarette warnings authorized by GSO Technical Regulation 246/2011. It also contains two health warnings for shisha.

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Ministerial Decision No. 272/2010, Activating Bylaw on Regulation of Smoking at Enclosed Places

July 4, 2010

COMMENTS: Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources Ministerial Decision No. 272/2010 Regulating Smoking at Enclosed Public Places activates the “Bylaw on Regulation of Smoking in Enclosed Public Places.” In addition to regulating smoking in enclosed places, the bylaw sets the minimum age for sale of tobacco and regulates some tobacco advertising and promotion activity.

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Ministerial Decree No. 38/2010 to Ban the Importing and Sale of Chewing Tobacco (Smokeless)

March 16, 2010

COMMENTS: Ministry of Commerce and Industry Ministerial Decree No. 38/2010 to Ban the Importing and Sale of Chewing Tobacco (Smokeless) prohibits the import and sale of smokeless tobacco in any form.

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Ministerial Decree No. 268/2008, Regulation of Occupational Safety and Health for Establishments Governed by the Labour Law

June 22, 2008

COMMENTS: Ministerial Decree No. 286/2008, Regulation of Occupational Safety and Health for Establishments Governed by the Labour Law regulates occupational safety and health and, among other things, requires employers to “work toward” the goal of prohibiting smoking in the workplace.

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Royal Decree No. 1/78 Regarding the Duties of the Directorate General of Specifications and Measurements at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

January 23, 1978

COMMENTS: Royal Decree No. 1/78 Regarding the Duties of the Directorate General of Specifications and Measurements at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry authorizes the Directorate General to set standard specifications for various products and materials. The decree also includes penalties to be imposed on any person who produces commodities that do not meet the standard specifications.

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