Replenishing of Consumer Commodities Stores Discussed

Muscat, The working team tasked with following up economic aspects of developments related to coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic held a meeting here today under the chairmanship of Eng. Ahmed bin Hassan al-Dheeb, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, who heads the working team.

The meeting was attended by Rashid bin Amir al-Muselhi, Deputy Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) for Administrative and Financial Affairs.

Held in the context of coronavirus pandemic developments, the meeting discussed key requirements to enhance capacities for storing consumer items and goods sought by parties operating in direct import of such items via land, sea and air ports.

The meeting looked into further procedures to augment the rate of direct import in light of new decisions that might be taken by the Supreme Committee entrusted to study scopes for mechanisms to tackle Covid-19 pandemic.

The meeting was attended by officials representing specialized government departments, including the Directorate General of Customs at the Royal Oman Police, Oman Air, Asyad Group of companies, the Public Authority for Stores and Food Reserve and the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, as well as OCCI and owners of companies supplying consumer items and foodstuff.

Source: Oman News Agency