By Staff writer
Ministry of Economy and Commerce is also offering sheep at reduced prices to Qatari nationals
Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has imposed a price cap on over 400 consumer products for the duration of Ramadan.
The ministry, which published the full list of items on its website, has fixed prices from today up until the end of the Holy Month, approximately July 6.
The list of goods include popular Ramadan goods, such as Vimto, dates, nuts and dried fruits, also has included meat and poultry, mineral water, pasta, dairy goods and frozen vegetables. Household products such as soaps and tissues, have also been included on the list (in Arabic).
Officials from the ministry will intensify its inspection campaigns, with action taken against those who violate the order.
Last week, MEC also announced that it would import 30,000 live sheep from the region and offer them to Qatari families for between QR850 and QR950. Doha News reports that each Qatari is eligible to buy two sheep each, with additional costs for slaughtering (QR16) and portering (QR34).For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Good work Qatar.