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Authorities fine six companies for price control violations between April and May

James Kon

The Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (JPES) announced fines for six business premises for violating the Price Control Act between April and the middle of May.

The violations were discovered during routine checks, said the department.

Two premises were fined for selling price controlled goods above the price ceiling, three premises were compounded for not displaying price tags for goods or had price tags inconsistent with the prices of goods.

One premise was fined for both offences.

All offences carried BND500 fines, except for one instance where the department levied a BND700 fine for an issue with price tags of goods on display.

The department said seven warning notices were issued for several offences under the Price Control Act, which included selling price-controlled goods above the price ceiling, and for displaying price tags inconsistent with prices in the business’ records for several items.

The department said the warnings were based on customer complaints.

The JPES reminded local businesses to be responsible and ethical, while complying with the Price Control Act.

JPES advised consumers to use the official channels provided to lodge any complaints or feedback related to the Price Control Act.

This include its mobile app, Darussalam Line 123, and email to aduanpengguna

Authorities on a routine check. PHOTOS: JPES
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