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Gazette issued removing control price of several food items

The Consumer Affairs Authority has issued an extraordinary gazette notification removing the price control imposed on several essential commodities including sugar, dhal, chicken, potato and canned fish.

The gazette issued by the Consumer Affairs Authority rescinds seven gazette notifications issued pertaining to exiting price controls on several food items, and the new gazette comes into effect from yesterday.

The gazette issued on the 2nd of September, imposing a price control on white sugar and raw sugar was accordingly revoked through the new gazette.

Additionally the gazette notification regarding the maximum retail price imposed on dhal, big onion and canned fish on the March 17, 2020 has also been cancelled.

Two gazette notifications issued on March 12 last year imposing control prices on maize and poultry have also been cancelled.

The gazette notification declaring maximum retail prices for dried fruits, coconuts and dhal on 6th December 2017 and the gazette notification on 27th January 2017 declaring maximum retail prices for dried rice flies, green gram, imported potatoes was also cancelled.

The gazette notification issued on July 14, 2016 declaring the maximum retail price for chickpeas, wheat flour and imported milk powder will also be removed.

The Consumer Affairs Authority has also taken steps to cancel the gazette notification which had earlier published the maximum retail price for rice.

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