Law Updates

CPA Issues New Decision Regarding the Ban of E-Cigs

The Consumer Protection Authority has published in today’s Official Gazette a new decision Banning the Trading of Electronic Cigarettes and Electronic Shisha and Their Accessories that replaces the previous decision banning electronic cigarettes and shisha issued in 2015.

The new CPA decision expands the scope of the ban to also include “any accessories” of electronic cigarettes and shisha, in addition to the products themselves. The new decision also increases the fines for the violation, from 500 Rial Omani to 1,000 Rial Omani with a double penalty for repeated violations. However, the daily fine for ongoing violations has been reduced from 50 Rial Omani to 100 Rial Omani, with a cap of 2,000 Rial Omani.

This new decision enters into force tomorrow. You can read it in full in English on the link below: