NSCP warns against stockpiling goods, rushing to markets during Ramadan

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AMMAN — The National Society for Consumer Protection (NSCP) has advised people to avoid rushing to the markets with the intention of buying and storing food and essential commodities during the month of Ramadan.اضافة اعلان

The society’s spokesperson, Hussein Al-Amoush, stated that there is no need to stockpile goods and commodities as the strategic stockpile of the Kingdom is available for long periods in large and sufficient quantities in the markets, Al-Mamalaka TV reported. 

Avoiding stockpiling, he added, helps stabilize prices and maintain the quality of goods.

Price hikes
The NSCP has also warned against rushing to markets, as it can prompt some merchants to raise prices and markup some low-quality products. 

The society emphasized the need for merchants to take into account the varying purchasing capacities of people, stating that raising prices will affect all individuals. It will add  a financial burden on low-income families, he said, given the difficult economic conditions experienced by the majority of Jordanian households.

Furthermore, the NSCP highlighted the importance of reporting any violations against consumers to the relevant authorities for appropriate action. 

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