Move designed to boost confidence in e-commerce sector in the sultanate
A department is to be created by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) in Oman to regulate e-commerce activities and protect against fraud.
The department will develop and regulate the eCommerce sector and monitor the latest developments, according to a statement on the Oman News Agency website.
The department will also help customers from falling for fake sites and encourage small medium and large enterprises to promote their products online.
It is hoped the move will increase confidence in the e-commerce sector and improve reliability in transactions within the sultanate.
The department will also develop programmes with government agencies in produce policies and procedures related to data security and protection.