26 April 2020 – Price control placed on additional basic goods

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Commerce and Consumer Protection

Overview: Prices of additional basic commodities and sanitary products controlled in a bid to prevent profiteering and hoarding
Full details here: http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Commerce-Minister-announces-price-control-on-additional-basic-goods-amid-Covid-19-pandemic.aspx

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Officers of the Consumer Affairs Unit with the support of Health Inspectors from the Local Government, and Police Officers have inspected 2946 shops and 2352 contraventions were issued for the following malpractices: prices not affixed on shelves, prices higher than prescribed, and trading without business registration.