FAS WILL TIGHTEN PRICE CONTROL OVER SOCIALLY IMPORTANT FOOD PRODUCTS
Head of FAS Igor Artemiev signed the order
According to the order issued by Head of FAS, from 23 March 2020 FAS regional bodies will strengthen its efforts on exposing an unreasonable growth of prices for socially-important foodstuffs and goods. Special attention shall be paid to bread and bakery goods, cereals, meat, eggs, butter and some fruits and vegetables1.
Using their own resources, FAS regional Offices will monitor prices for the above products on a daily basis, including week-ends, by day-to-day registering prices in retail chains.
Hot lines are still opened on all web-sites of FAS regional Offices to promptly obtain information about the facts of increased prices for foodstuffs.
Information about the received statements and the measures undertaken by FAS regional Offices2 – inspections, meetings and conferences – will be submitted daily to FAS Central Office to be forwarded to the Government of the Russian Federation.
FAS considers all statements about growing prices within the statutory period. If anticompetitive conduct of market participants is exposed, FAS applies antimonopoly remedies.
1The list of products and goods: beef, pork, lamb, chicken, frozen round fish, butter, refined sunflower oil, drinking milk, chicken egg, granulated sugar, table salt, table, black tea, flour wheat, rye bread, rye-wheat bread and bakery products from flour wheat, milled rice, millet, peeled buckwheat, the highest grade whole-wheat macaroni products, potato, fresh white cabbage, bulb onion, carrots, apples.
2On inspections, meetings and conferences with representatives of executive bodies of the subjects of the Russian Federation, Prosecutor’s Offices, the law enforcement bodies, regional trade unions (associations) and organizations operating on the above markets of food and non-food products.