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Price cap on 50,000 items for Ramadan

Price cap on 50,000 items for Ramadan


Tribune News Network
Doha
In a move to ensure affordable prices for foodstuffs and consumer goods during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has put price cap on more than 50,000 food and non-food products.
The price cap is the latest in a series of initiatives launched by the MEC to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan under the theme"#Aqal_Min_Al_Wajeb."
The move comes within the framework of the ministry's efforts to maintain balanced and stable prices, and prevent any unjustified increase in the prices of commodities and consumer goods.
The list of capped prices cover more than 50,000 items including poultry, eggs and their derivatives, frozen meat and its derivatives, milk (fresh, condensed and powdered), dairy products, tea, coffee products, sugar, halwa, jam, legumes, cereals, rice and its derivatives.
The other items include biscuits, potato chips, mineral water, fresh and canned juices, canned food, edible and cooking oil, milk, baby food, baby diapers and sanitary napkins of all kinds, personal hygiene products and household detergents, tin paper, preservatives, tissue paper, and household items.
The ministry has asked all shopping malls and retail outlets across the state to maintain stable prices of food and non-food items and refrain from increasing prices.
The MEC stressed that it would not tolerate any violations of the Consumer Protection Law and its regulations, and would intensify its inspection campaigns to crack down on violators.
The ministry said it would refer violators to competent authorities for taking legal action against them.

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