The Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (DEPS) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) issued a compound fine on a retail store for infringing the Display of Prices Order.
The store was issued a BND500 fine for failing to display price tags on goods sold at the premises.
The Display of Prices Order obliges businesses to practice ethical business conducts by displaying price tags clearly and accurately, as well as not to misled consumers in making purchasing decisions.
Ethical business conducts is fundamental in building consumer trust, which in turn helps to contribute in creating a healthy business environment.
Businesses found to violate the Display of Prices Order may face a maximum penalty of BND20,000 fine and five-year imprisonment.
Any complaints on misleading business conducts can be reported to DEPS through Darussalam Line 123, the PenggunaBijak mobile app or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.