His Majesty the Sultan issues three Royal Decrees

Muscat - 

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Wednesday issued three Royal Decrees as follows:

Royal Decree 23/2019 promulgates the Selective Tax Law after the statute has been presented before the Council of Oman.

Article 1 states that the Selective Tax Law attached to this Decree will be enforced.

Article 2 states that the Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs shall issue the Executive Regulation of the attached law within a period not exceeding six months from its date of enforcement.

Article 3 cancels all that contravenes the attached law or contradicts its provisions.

Article 4 states that this Decree will be published in the official gazette and enforced on the day following the passing of 90 days from its date of publishing.

Royal Decree 24/2019 on the establishment of a Food Safety and Quality Centre in the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources.

Article 1 establishes in the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources a centre to be named ‘Food Safety and Quality Centre’ at a level of directorate general. The centre’s specialisations and its affiliation will be defined under a decision of the Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources.

Article 2 stipulates that specialisations related to food safety and food quality, as stated in the laws, Royal Decrees and current regulations, will be transferred to the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources. The Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources will take over the specialisations prescribed to heads of departments specialised in laws, Royal Decrees and regulations related to food safety and food quality.

Article 3 states that employees whose work relates to food safety and food quality in the specialised departments concerned will be transferred, along with their job status, to the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, according to this ministry’s needs.
It also states that all allocations, assets, rights and obligations related to food safety and food quality will be transferred to the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources from the specialised departments concerned, provided the mechanism of transfer is determined in coordination between the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources and heads of the specialised departments within a period of six months from the date of issue of this Decree.

Article 4 cancels all that contravenes this Decree or contradicts its provisions.

Article 5 states that this Decree will be published in the official gazette and enforced on its date of issue.

Royal Decree 25/2019 appoints a non-resident ambassador for the Sultanate.

Article 1 states that Ali bin Abdullah bin Salim al Mahrouqi, Oman’s Ambassador to Tanzania, will be appointed as the Sultanate’s Non-resident Ambassador to Comoros, Zambia and Burundi.
Article 2 states that this Decree will be published in the official gazette and enforced on its date of issue.

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