According to ISNA, Abbas Tabesh told reporters that the Nowruz Special Supervision Plan will continue until the end of Ramadan.
Stating that people's cooperation in "Not to Buy Without Price Tags" dynamic makes the supervision easier and lead to supporting respect to laws, he also said, "Receiving invoices from seller has not been common among citizens, but stores are required to issue invoices even for the most valueless goods according to rules and regulations, which has to be institutionalized among citizens."
The warehousing centers having the unregistered goods are suspected to have illegal activities.
Pointing to the registration of 570 thousand warehousing centers on the online system of warehouses, Tabesh continued, "Anyone who has a warehouse has to register on the online system of warehouses; otherwise, it is considered unidentified and suspected to have smuggling, hoarding and illegal distributive activities."
Stating that after launching the online system of warehouses, monitoring ten items was started as a pilot plan, the official restated, "The arrival and delivery of these ten commodities, including rice, sugar, tea, press cake, soybeans, barley, livestock corns, tires, printing and writing paper, wheat and engine oil for which importers receive foreign currencies in governmental exchange rate are constantly monitored in warehouses."
He added, "Some goods may be added to his list of ten items for some intervals. For example, dates, zoulbia and bamieh during Ramadan or the basic goods during the Nowruz will be added to the list."
He emphasized that currently the strategic goods are stored enough that it can be declared there is no shortage of goods in the country and announced some basic goods are stored in the country's ports.
85% increase in the number of filed cases during 76 days after the gasoline rate rise
Announcing that the inspections of the organization increased by 18 percent in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year, he continued, "During this period, three million 56 thousand and 348 inspections were made all over the country. Moreover, the number and value of the filed cases in the first nine months increased respectively by 4.47% and 4.52%.
In addition, according to the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade, the number and value of the filed cases 76 days before and 76 days after the gasoline rate rise increased respectively by 58% and 125%.
According to him, after the rise in gasoline price, out of 100 items of basic goods, the price of 42 goods has decreased, that of 15 goods has been fixed, the price of 19 goods has increased by between 1 to 4 percent, and the price of 19 goods has increased by over 5%.
The Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade said, "Potatoes, onions, one-day chickens, A4 paper, and iron beams are among the items the price of which has increases over 5%."
Fruit and restaurants, at the top of the list of complaints
In response to ISNA's question about which sections have violated the most, Tabesh said, "Among the consumable goods, fruit, vegetables, groceries, bread and chicken have been complained against the most, and the most complaints have been against restaurants, car repair garages, urban transportation and the real estate agency in service section."
Moreover, according to him, selling expensively, selling low, having no price-tags, and cheating have been the most numerous violations of guilds and manufacturing units.
Sugar should not be expensive.
The head of Supporting Consumers and Producers Organization, stating that the sugar reserves are sufficient for the market until the early months of next year, stressed, "The existing sugar in the warehouses was imported by USD at the exchange rate of 4200 Tomans, and the change of exchange rate to NIMA rate for the recent allocated foreign currencies should by no means lead to an increase in the price of the sugar now."
Stating that the price of goods with priority for the Organization is determined at the beginning of each week in accordance with the price fluctuations shown on 124 website, he said, "The approved ex-work price for sugar is 4050 Tomans and the price of each kilo of bulk and packaged sugar at the entry of distribution is respectively 4700 and 5900 Tomans. However, given the fact that some may abuse the current conditions, sugar will be announced among the items with priority for the Organization next week."