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OTA Launches App to Combat Counterfeit Goods
Muscat March 5, 2023:
The Oman Tax Authority (OTA) has launched an app called ‘Ta’akad’ to protect consumers from counterfeit goods and verify the validity of tax stamps on products.The app is available on both Android and IOS devices and allows consumers to report any commodity which violates the law.
An official at Tax Authority said, ‘The app aims to prevent the spread of counterfeit goods in the local markets and ensures the validity of the tax stamp on the products and protects the consumer.’ He added, ‘The consumer can now report any commodity that violates the law through the application.’
The Tax Authority is also working with the Royal Oman Police and the Consumer Protection Authority to prevent the entry of cigarettes and tobacco products without the distinctive tax stamp into the country.