Driving up vegetable prices, Shanghai steps in to regulate

2022-07-21 0 By

According to the Wechat account “Shanghai Market Supervision”, Shanghai market supervision authorities have cracked down on all kinds of illegal pricing cases, including price gouging, unclear marking, and markup beyond the marked price.Case 1: Price gouging in a supermarket Recently, some Weibo users complained about the high price of vegetables in a supermarket, hoping that relevant departments should strengthen supervision and timely punish the illegal behavior of price gouging.The Shanghai market supervision department was informed of the rapid attack, on-site inspection of the business premises of the parties.According to the investigation, the selling price of the kidney bean is 29.98 yuan /500g. Under the condition that the cost does not change significantly, the difference rate of purchase and sale is far higher than the highest difference rate of purchase and sale of the same product traded in the business place from March 13, 2022 to March 19, 2022.The act of the party concerned violates Item 3 of Paragraph 1 of Article 14 of the Price Law of the People’s Republic of China and Item 1 of Paragraph 1 of Article 3 of the Guiding Opinions on Identifying Illegal Acts of Price Gouging during epidemic Prevention and Control, and constitutes an illegal act of price gouging.At present, the case is being handled.Case 2: Price gaping case of a restaurant Shanghai market supervision department recently carried out on-site inspection of the business premises of a restaurant, after investigation and evidence collection found that the price of garlic moss sold by the party concerned was 21.8 yuan /500g, and the difference rate between purchase and sale was 81.7%.The price of cowpeas sold is 21.8 yuan /500g, and the difference rate between imports and sales is 81.7%.The price of hangzhou eggplant sold is 26.8 yuan /500g, and the difference rate of purchase and sale is 106.2%.The margin of purchase and sale of the vegetables sold by the party is much higher than the highest margin of purchase and sale of the same product traded at the business site during The period from March 13, 2022 to March 19, 2022.The act of the party concerned violates Item 3 of Paragraph 1 of Article 14 of the Price Law of the People’s Republic of China and Item 1 of Paragraph 1 of Article 3 of the Guiding Opinions on Identifying Illegal Acts of Price Gouging during epidemic Prevention and Control, and constitutes an illegal act of price gouging.In accordance with the provisions of Article 6, Paragraph 1 (1) of the Provisions on Administrative Penalties for Price Illegal Acts, to raise prices too fast or too high by other means, order correction, confiscate the illegal gains and impose a fine of less than 5 times the illegal gains.The market supervision department quickly and severely investigated, planned to order the party to correct, will be overcharged 3,240 yuan returned to consumers, if failed to return within the prescribed time limit will be confiscated, and the party fined 16,200 yuan.Shanghai market regulators recently received consumer complaints that rib prices were too high in a market.After investigation, Zhao mou as a market pork stall operator, the price of the site to set up a sign for the sale of pork and other goods clearly marked.Among them, the sales unit price of rib ribs marked is 42 yuan /500g.And in the actual business activities, Zhao in the use of electronic scales weighing settlement, at will.For example, the price should be 108 yuan ribs, add 46 yuan to sell to consumers.After the incident, Zhao returned the fees charged by the price.The act of the party concerned violates paragraph 2 of Article 13 of the Price Law of the People’s Republic of China and constitutes an illegal act of selling commodities at a higher price than the marked price.The market supervision department plans to order it to correct the illegal behavior, a fine of 5,000 yuan of administrative punishment.Case 4: enrollment in a Shanghai market regulators recently not plain code marks a price case to carry out the inspection, found that enrollment in opening this along the street, only through oral inform the consumer prices sales cucumbers, peppers and other vegetables, did not put any price tag at the scene to indicate the name of the vegetables are sold, unit price, valuation, etc.In addition, Zhen had already received a warning letter on stabilizing the prices of basic livelihood commodities and epidemic prevention products, and knew that clearly marked prices should be strictly enforced in the process of selling vegetables and other commodities.The act of the party concerned violates the provisions of Paragraph 1 of Article 13 of the Price Law of the People’s Republic of China and constitutes an illegal act of pricing without explicit marking.At present, the case is being handled.Shanghai market regulators recently received complaints from consumers that some vegetables sold by Li at his market stall were not clearly marked.An inspection of the vegetables sold at Li’s stall revealed that they were sold on simple plastic foam boards marked with prices ranging from 8 yuan to 15 yuan for tomatoes, potatoes, Onions and green peppers.The actual unit of valuation of the above goods is “yuan per 500g”, but Li did not indicate the specific unit of valuation and other relevant content as required.In addition, Li had already received a warning letter on stabilizing the prices of basic livelihood commodities and epidemic prevention supplies in the early stage, and knew that in the process of selling vegetables and other commodities, the provisions of clearly marked prices should be strictly implemented, indicating the name of commodities, pricing unit, price and other relevant content.The act of the party concerned violates paragraph 1 of Article 13 of the Price Law of the People’s Republic of China and constitutes an illegal act of failing to clearly mark the price according to the content and manner stipulated.The market supervision department plans to make the order to correct the illegal behavior, a fine of 3500 yuan of administrative punishment.The Shanghai Municipal Market Supervision Bureau said it will continue to strengthen market price supervision of important commodities and epidemic prevention products during the epidemic prevention and control period, resolutely investigate and punish all kinds of illegal price behaviors taking advantage of the epidemic situation, actively and steadily handle public reports and public opinion related to price, and effectively maintain the market price order.(source: china.org.cn) For more exciting content, please download the “Big Wuhan” client in each major application 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