The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Qatar announced the extension of the fixing of maximum prices for the sale of fruits, vegetables, fish and seafood up until April 25, 2020, subject to further extensions.
The Ministry explained on its official Twitter account that every violator will expose themselves to penalties, as stipulated in the regulations currently in force.
The Ministry said that all sales outlets must adhere to the maximum prices listed in a document. It has also created a hotline for any complaints.
The Ministry first decided to set maximum selling prices for fruits, vegetables, fish and seafood in outlets from April 12, 2020 to April 18, 2020.
It is worth mentioning that these policies are meant to ensure the continued supply of high quality goods, services, food and catering products in the local markets, so that the needs of consumers can be met and the prices of basic food commodities remain stable. At the moment, state institutions and agencies are working hard to contain the repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak.