In Tunisia, the updated report of the economic control campaign revealed an increase in fruits and vegetables seized, at 2,164 tons, according to the data from the regional department of competition and economic research of the Ministry of Commerce.
Among the products seized were 139 tons of potatoes, 245.7 tons of dates, 685.2 tons of apples, 396.3 tons of bananas, 567 tons of citrus fruits and 121.4 tons of vegetables in high demand, including bell peppers, tomatoes and onions.
The control campaigns of warehouses led to 118 economic contraventions after 463 control visits, carried out by 95 economic control teams of the Ministry of Commerce and security units.
These campaigns are part of a general action plan, set up by Youssef Chahed, head of the government, to reduce prices and preserve the purchasing power of citizens a few days before the month of Ramadan. The goal is to put an end to the speculation and excessive price increases on consumption products.