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Qatar imposes price cap on 400 goods ahead of Ramadan

Ministry of Economy and Commerce is also offering sheep at reduced prices to Qatari nationals

Qatar imposes price cap on 400 goods ahead of Ramadan
Iraq supermarket. (Getty Images)

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).

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khan 3 years ago

Good work Qatar.