The meeting was held in the presence of H E Khalid bin Hilal al Mawali, Chairman, Majlis A’Shura, Sheikh Dr Al Khatab bin Ghalib al Hinai, vice chairman of the State Council, members of State Council and Majlis A’Shura and secretaries common of each councils.
H E Dr Mantheri, in his opening speech, stated that the session would go over the articles bearing variations in between the two councils pertaining to the ‘Draft Law of the Selective Goods Tax’, primarily based on the Royal Order of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
The Draft Law on the Selective Goods Tax has been passed to the Council of Oman to create a unified view on the articles in between the two councils and the articles which the State Council has regarded as to add to the draft.
The State Council chairman added that the joint meeting came inside the scope of the Council of Oman and the framework of cooperation and joint coordination as known as for by His Majesty the Sultan, to serve the nation and strengthen the notion of the state of institutions and law.
He explained that in the course of the third annual session of the sixth period, the two councils had examined the draft of the Selective Goods Tax Law referred to by the Council of Ministers, exactly where the two councils then agreed on 38 articles, and 18 articles which had been authorized with some amendments.
While the views differed on 3 articles (22, 49, 57), in addition to two new articles proposed by the State Council, the council chairman stated that it was in accordance with the procedures followed by the function in between the two councils in the course of the previous, the material in query has been presented at the meeting, following consultation with the respective councils, which will be discussed and authorized.
H E Dr Mantheri praised the meaningful discussion that prevailed at the joint session.
Information Source: Muscat Daily