Crackdown on shops

GOVERNMENT will be cracking down on village shops that do not label their goods and give customers a bill.

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland told the NATION on Wednesday his ministry had noticed these irregularities at some shops and those practices went against the principles of fair trade.

“We were looking at people following the law in terms of having goods labelled. We found that some of the village shops were not adhering to that and some were not giving customers a bill.

“We must put certain things in place because people must have choices. If you go to a shop and you see the price of a product, which is more expensive than down the road, you may leave and go there. If you don’t have that information you would be buying out of ignorance because it doesn’t engender good and fair commerce,” he said.

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