Shops in Kuwait to be shut if prices raised

Don’t exploit salary increments

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Director of the Technical Department for Supervising Goods and Determining their Prices in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Faisal Al-Ansari confirmed that the Price Monitoring Team monitored 160 central markets and commercial stores in Shuwaikh Industrial Area, making the owners promise not to take advantage of citizens’ salary increment by increasing prices, reports Al-Anba daily. In a statement to the daily, Al-Ansari disclosed that the team focused on stores selling food, tea, coffee, dates, cardamom and other items that are in demand during the New Year.

They stressed to the store owners that if the ministry’s decisions are violated and prices are raised, measures will be taken against the violators who will be referred to the Commercial Prosecution. He added: “We informed the store owners about the need to coordinate with the ministry in the event of any price increase by the exporting body, so that they do not commit a violation which could lead to the closure of the commercial establishments. I submitted an action plan to the ministry’s officials regarding surveying the markets and monitoring prices.”

He stressed that the ministry is intensifying inspection tours and price monitoring operations; hence, it will not hesitate to impose the maximum penalty on anyone who exploits the salary increments granted to citizens by increasing the prices. He advised the consumers that if they fall victim to commercial fraud or violations, they should visit the nearest center affiliated with the Commercial Control and Consumer Protection Sector or call Hotline No. 135 or send the complaint on through WhatsApp No.: 55135135 or the ministry’s electronic platform.

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