Due to these findings, the FFF urged the government to undertake a detailed study of the cost components of imported rice plus the additional costs and trading margins to determine the 'reasonable' retail price
Based on calculations under the Automatic Pricing Mechanism (APM), the retail prices
of RON95 and diesel products for the period should have been RM2.20 and RM2.23 per litre.
The customs department also directed that retail prices
should also be printed on each individual item in the manner as specified clause (a) of sub-section (2) of the section 3 of the Sales Tax Act 1990.
Therefore, the government should allow the importers to declare estimated retail price
in goods declaration but printing of retail price
on the products and the payment of sales tax should be allowed at the time of delivering the goods to the retailers to clear the backlog of the consignments of finished articles at ports.
It further said: 'Fifteen per cent over and above the existing maximum retail prices
determined under the Drug Pricing Policy, 2018 for drugs other than those specified in Clause (a).'
'In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of section 7 of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Act, 2012 (XXI of 2012) read with section 12 of the Drugs Act.1976 (XXX of 1976), the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan with the approval of the Federal Government is please to fix maximum retail prices
of drugs subject to the conditions specifies below,' states a notification issued by DRAP.
It said that the maximum retail prices
of drugs may be increased under paragraph 12 (8) of Drug Pricing Policy, 2018, namely:
of petroleum products were last adjusted upward on May 16.
of rice continued to increase despite the slight reduction in wholesale prices in the last three weeks of September, thus leading to the further acceleration of the inflation rate.
They can then check which companies got increases in retail prices
for products to trace the culprit companies.
Wholesale prices of building materials in the National Capital Region (NCR) continued to rise while retail prices
remained steady last month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.
In addition, as noted in the explanatory note to the document , the existing mechanism is ineffective regarding the impact on the price level of tobacco products and their affordability: it is tied to the maximum retail price
of each assortment item and for each such position there is a minimum price.