The Shura Council called on the Ministry of Commerce to study the possibility of applying the establishment owner’s prior approvals from the ministry to increase the prices of commodities, to support its price control tools in line with the Saudi market, as well as to study the development of supply chains for local agricultural products, to ensure the economic viability of those products and protect consumers.
Sources droveNews 24Within the corridors of the Shura Council, the justifications for the claim, to support its control tools on prices in a manner consistent with the Saudi market, in addition to ensuring the sustainability of the strategic stock of basic and strategic commodities for the local market, to face the challenges and fluctuations in production and prices, through its control tools, in addition to creating A state of harmony, around the principles of supply and demand, to ensure the balance and stability of prices.
Among the justifications, it was stated that the ministry had efforts in the past periods, represented by the initiative of “developing technical mechanisms and systems, after the entry and circulation of commodities, to monitor and track the market to protect the consumer, and reduce practices harmful to the market,” and it implemented several studies related to the challenges of abundance and high prices of basic commodities. In the Kingdom, international best practices in commodity control, and the preparation of a system to ensure the abundance of supply and necessary commodities and the stability of local markets.
The Trade and Investment Committee considered that the experiences of a number of countries in this regard deserve reflection and a study of the possibility of their application in the Kingdom, to protect the consumer on the one hand, and as a control tool for the Ministry of Commerce on prices on the other hand.
The council also called on the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization to coordinate with the relevant authorities to find the necessary legislative solutions in the car sales and after-sales services sector to ensure an increase in the supply of cars. It also called for coordination with the Saudi Central Bank to develop control mechanisms for points of sale and electronic stores to ensure Consumer protection from commercial fraud and fraud.
The Shura Council, during its session held today (Wednesday), called on the authority to build a technical platform to classify the level of vehicle safety in the Kingdom’s market, according to criteria commensurate with the needs of consumers.
He also called for reviewing the activities of the Saudi Product Safety Program initiative and its targets. In line with the development in traditional and electronic commerce and enhancing the safety of consumer products offered in the Saudi market.
The Council called on the Ministry of Commerce to study the possibility of applying the owner of the facility to obtain prior approvals from the Ministry to increase the prices of commodities, to support its price control tools in line with the Saudi market, as well as to study the development of supply chains for local agricultural products, in a way that guarantees the economic viability of those products and the protection of consumers.
He also called for empowering the Ministry of Commerce with the necessary tools to develop platforms that serve the business sector. Including the services of the foreign investor to enhance confidence in the commercial and investment environment. The Council also urged the General Authority for Ports to maximize the growth rate of container handling and the absorptive capacity of Saudi ports, and to enhance the use of non-main ports such as Jazan Port and Jubail Commercial Port, and to expedite their conversion to specialized ports.
For his part, Shura member Yasser Hafez called for the support of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology to establish pioneering start-up companies as an investment arm of the city that provides financial, scientific and technical support for it, and coordination with the Saudi Space Authority and the relevant authorities to build a research laboratory and a base for launching spacecraft in the south of the Kingdom.
Shura member Hadi al-Yami called on the alimony fund to study activating deterrents for those who abstain or evade paying alimony with the relevant parliamentary and judicial authorities. Shura member Attia al-Atwi called on the alimony fund to address the low rate of collection of the amounts spent for alimony, and to put in place the necessary mechanisms to raise the percentage. achievement.