BANGKOK (ANN/The Nation Thailand) – Instant noodle manufacturers are being asked to maintain the retail price of their products for as long as possible, Thailand’s Commerce Ministry said yesterday.
In fact, The Commerce Ministry told the manufacturers of instant noodles – a popular food for many Thais – to maintain the retail price of a basic packet at THB6 for as long as possible.
The ministry’s Department of Internal Trade Director-general Wattanasak Sur-iam said manufacturers of several commodities have sought permission to up their retail prices.
He said the department is considering each request carefully to ensure it does not affect consumers. “The department will discuss appropriate price increases with different manufacturers, but want to emphasise that the price of instant noodles will remain the same for now,” he said.
He added that manufacturers cannot increase the price of any commodities without permission.
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