RO1,000 fine for violating fluorescent lamp standards
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
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