Retailers are allowed to hold a sale ranging from a 5 to 50 percent price reduction– CC via Pixabay/qimono
CAIRO – 10 September 2017: A report released on Sunday by the Internal Trade Sector at the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade indicated that some of the retailers participating in the summer sale season breached ministry regulations.
The season takes place between August 15 and September 15, where 2,738 retailers in different governorates took part after acquiring the necessary licenses enabling them to hold a sale varying from 5 to 50 percent. Retailers are obliged to include the old and new prices in item tags.
The 474 detected infringements occurred mainly in the form of market manipulation, as 379 cases of fake sale were reported.
Additionally, 86 retailers held a sale without registration. Another nine retailers announced the sale only in a foreign language, ignoring the official language, Arabic, breaching Law No. 115/1958.
The infringement cases were transferred to the Public Prosecution amid increased observation of retailers assumed by the ministry and the Consumer Protection Agency to ensure that goods offered are of adequate quality.