UAE ministry unveils consumer protection measures for Ramadan
Abu Dhabi - A senior official of the ministry recently briefed media about these meetings
The Consumer Protection Department of the Ministry of Economy has held meetings with suppliers and traders of essential commodities to ensure their availability specially during Ramadan.
A senior official of the ministry recently briefed media about these meetings and other measures on consumer protection in the UAE in preparation for the forthcoming Holy Month.
Among the topics highlighted were the directives and recommendations of the Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection chaired by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, and procedures and preparations carried out by the ministry and its partners to ensure the best practices for protecting consumers throughout the year in general and during Ramadan in particular.
Dr Hashim Saeed Al Nuaimi, Director of the Ministry's Consumer Protection Department and Rapporteur of the Supreme Committee for Consumer Protection, spoke to the media during the briefing held at the Ministry's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, highlighting specific consumer protection initiatives.
Al Nuaimi announced that the ministry's Consumer Protection Department has held around 40 meetings since the beginning of 2017 with suppliers and traders with the focus on procedures and coordination for the Holy Month and the maintenance of existing price levels as well as the avoidance of any unjustified increase.
Al Nuaimi further explained that daily imports of vegetables and fruits in Dubai market during the Holy Month will reach about 21,000 tonnes, while daily Abu Dhabi imports will exceed 4,000 tonnes.
He added that the current stock of vegetables and fruits increased to about 125,000 tonnes, partially attributed to improved refrigeration capabilities in the port markets of Abu Dhabi and Al Aweer in Dubai.
He said that the implementation of the price fixing initiative has also been followed up through these meetings. He revealed that the number of fixed-price commodities for 2017 has reached about 4,500, up 15 percent over last year.