Vendors fined for price tag lapses in Fujairah

FUJAIRAH — Several vendors were fined for price tag violations during an inspection by officials of the Consumer Protection Department, Ministry of Economy, in the emirate, on Tuesday.

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Published: Fri 27 Aug 2010, 12:40 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 9:20 AM

Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of the Consumer Protection Department, toured the markets and directed traders to stick to the prices that were agreed upon with the ministry for the holy month of Ramadan.

The inspection team found prices of most commodities stable and detected no attempts to manipulate the market, Dr Al Nuaimi said.

The team penalised outlets that were not displaying price tags on their products, or were violating other Ministry agreements.

While touring the fish market, Dr Hashim urged traders to replace their old equipment used for weight measurements.

Dr Hashim and the inspection team were satisfied with the stable prices and the availability of meat products at the meat market. “The Ministry of Economy is committed to supervising UAE consumer markets during Ramadan and will act quickly and decisively to ensure that all outlets adhere to the federal consumer protection law,” Dr Al Nuaimi said. “We will not show any leniency to price manipulators or monopoly traders,” he said.

“Our specialist teams will intensify their visits to monitor sale outlets across the emirates in keeping with the ministry’s objective to ensure consumer protection during the holy month of Ramadan,” he added.

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