RO1,000 fine for vi­o­lat­ing flu­o­res­cent lamp stan­dards

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

H E Dr Ali bin Ma­soud bin Ali al Su­naidy, Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try, has is­sued a de­ci­sion stat­ing that in­ter­na­tional stan­dards will be bind­ing as an Omani stan­dard on flu­o­res­cent lamps sold in the coun­try. Vi­o­la­tors will be fined up to RO1,000.

As per the de­ci­sion 11/2020, in­ter­na­tional safety stan­dards will be now ap­pli­ca­ble in Oman. The stan­dards are:

IEC 61159 for dou­ble capped flu­o­res­cent lamps

IEC 61199 for sin­gle capped flu­o­res­cent lamps

IEC 62532 for flu­o­res­cent in­duc­tion lamps

IEC 60968 for self-bal­lasted flu­o­res­cent lamps for gen­eral light­ing ser­vices

Ar­ti­cle 2 of the de­ci­sion states that firms have been granted six months to clear their stock of lamps that do not con­form to the

stan­dards spec­i­fied.

The de­ci­sion states that an ad­min­is­tra­tive fine not ex­ceed­ing RO1,000 will be im­posed on any per­son who vi­o­lates the pro­vi­sions of this res­o­lu­tion. The fine

will be dou­bled in case of re­peated vi­o­la­tion.

The de­ci­sion is­sued on Jan­uary 19 will come into ef­fect the next day from the date of its pub­li­ca­tion in the of­fi­cial gazette.

Firms have been granted six months to clear their stock of lamps that do not con­form to the stan­dards spec­i­fied

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