AA / Tunisia
The Tunisian Ministry of Trade and Export Development has fixed the prices of a number of commodities sold in the local market, as part of its recently intensified efforts to combat the commodity monopoly and control the prices charged by traders.
This comes the day after the statements of Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed who affirmed his intention to fight firmly against the monopoly of goods and speculation in various sectors of the local market, stressing that violators “will pay a high price”.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the ministry said it had capped the prices of certain commodities such as potatoes and poultry products. The ministry also assured that it was necessary to ensure the regularity of the supply of the markets with these two commodities in sufficient quantities.
The ministry clarified that suppliers of the main commodities in the local market are required to meet market needs through official institutions and authorities, and to indicate official certificates and documents when transporting goods. to consumer markets.
Profit margins on poultry meat derivatives have also been set at 15%. As for the various suppliers, “they are called upon to ensure the regularity of the supply of the market in sufficient quantities of these commodities”.
Kaïs Saïed declared on Sunday: “Those responsible for this monopoly seek to control the market and state policies. There will be no concessions or tolerance, and they will pay a high price. These are criminals who abuse the market. Tunisian people and pay bribes to those who turn a blind eye to their practices. “
* Translated from Arabic by Mourad Belhaj
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