Consumer products selling at normal price, says official

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BANGKOK – Recent inspections have revealed that consumer product prices have remained at the normal range, while authorities are set to conduct more frequent inspections during the Chinese New Year. 

The Department of Internal Trade officials, led by the Deputy Director of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO) Pimchanok Vonkhorporn, have conducted inspections of consumer goods selling at Number One Market in Bangkok.

The TPSO deputy director has said most items are being sold at normal price, while the price of some items such as vegetables have slightly dropped. However, pricing of some items such as pork and chicken meat should be observed as it may slightly increase during the Chinese New Year festival.

In response, the Ministry of Commerce will be conducting more frequent pricing inspections at various markets during the Chinese New Year festivities. The general public can also report overpriced items to the Department of Internal Trade hotline 1569.