Collaboration Between Government Bodies, Companies Cause Of Unjustif

COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT BODIES, COMPANIES CAUSE OF UNJUSTIFIED PRICE RISE – NGO REP

14:58 ~U 20.06.13

Babken Pipoyan, Chairman of the Informed and Protected Consumer NGO,
told journalists on Thursday that prices have risen in Armenia before
the rise in the gas and energy prices.

According to him, the relevant government bodies are not working.

Moreover, they may even be collaborating with the companies concerned
with the price rise.

Among the government agencies in question are the State Commission for
Protection of Economic Competition, Ministry of Agriculture and State
Service for Food Safety.

Pipoyan singled out the rise in the price for milk and milk products.

“The relevant bodies must be accountable,” he said.

“In the milk market, the producers are the first to be called to
account. The relevant government bodies are the second because they
failed to work properly. It is important that control be exercised,”
he said.

In this context he pointed out the need for legal protection of consumers.

Armenian News – Tert.am

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