05 March 2020 – Fined price gougers

Intervention Categories: Financial policy; monetary and macro-financial policy
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Nepal Government has discouraged price hiking of essential items. The Department of Commerce has conducted regular raids to ensure consumers are not being exploited amid COVID-19 fears. Fines will be issued to sellers that have overpriced customers.
Full details here: https://kathmandupost.com/money/2020/03/05/government-cracks-down-on-price-gouging-by-pharmacies-and-surgical-shops