Limited margins instead of frozen prices of basic food products as of Tuesday


The decision to set the highest trade margins on the selling prices of basic food products in the wholesale and retail trade, which was adopted last Tuesday at the proposal of the Ministry of Economy, has entered into force, and the previous decision to freeze the prices of basic foodstuffs expires.

The new decision, in which fruits and vegetables, wheat, raw sunflower oil and salt are added to the list of basic food products, will be valid until May 31 this year.

The decision determines the highest trade margin to be up to 5 percent of the selling price calculated in the wholesale trade, ie up to 10 percent of the selling price in the retail trade of bread, sugar, salt, flour – type 400, raw sunflower oil and sunflower oil. for eating, persistent milk with a fat content of 2.8, 3.2 and 3.5 percent, fresh meat and cured meats, cheese and cottage cheese, rice, eggs, pasta, wheat and fruits and vegetables. Retailers in the total amount of the trade margin up to 10 percent include the rebate and the fees that the retailer charges from the wholesaler for advertising and for the primary and secondary positions for displaying the goods on the shelves.

If the traders do not comply with this decision according to the Law on Trade, fines in the amount of 800 to 1,000 euros in denar counter value for a micro trader, from 1,600 to 2,000 euros for a small trader, from 3,000 to 6,000 euros for a medium trader and from 7,000 to 10,000 euros in denar counter value for a large trader.

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