Quality license and market control
The Quality License and Market Control Department is responsible for:
- Implementing policies governing the supervision of market controls.
- Inspecting factories, warehouses and retail outlets and verifying records to ensure legal compliance.
- Issuing licenses for promotional and retail discounts; Monitoring retail outlets offering sales and discounts to ensure discounts and financial records are legally compliant.
- Issuing relevant licenses for promotional offers on commodities and services.
- Monitoring prize draws and distributions.
- Issuing relevant licenses and monitoring brokerage businesses.
- Supervising auction activities.
- Conducting studies related to commodities, services and materials, analysing prices fluctuations, proposing mechanisms to correct prices and preventing unjustified price hikes.
- Processing departmental customer complaints.
- Studying and evaluating prices of commodities sold and services provided in the markets.
- Studying the requests for price increases on commodities and services presented by suppliers.
- The Special Licenses Section.
- The Prices Evaluation and Follow-up Section.
- The Field Monitoring Section.
- The Central Markets Section.
1. The Special Licenses Section is responsible for:
- Processing new sales permit applications and monitoring existing sales in retail outlets.
- Processing new sales promotion applications and monitoring retail outlets that have been granted permission to carry out prize draws and distribution of gifts.
- Processing license applications for the real-estate sector.
- Preparing reports, statistics and comparisons related to specific licenses.
2. The Prices Evaluation and Follow-up Section is responsible for:
- Processing requests of supplier price increase.
- Studying and evaluating prices of commodities sold and services provided in the market.
- Researching and developing improvements for the pricing of commodities, materials and services.
- Developing and reporting on mechanisms preventing unnecessary price increases.
3. The Field Monitoring Section is responsible for:
- Monitoring the market to ensure compliance with ministerial policies.
- Inspecting factories, retail outlets, and warehouses to ensure goods are priced legally and fairly
- Conducting facility inspections and price control campaigns.
- Monitoring the market, price increases, special licenses and processing complaints relating to them.
- Monitoring prize draws and supervising prize distribution.
- Conducting market research and providing policy recommendations.
4. Central Markets Section is responsible for:
- Monitoring the central market to ensure compliance with ministerial policies.
- Monitoring of auctions carried out in the markets.
- Regulating central market entry by issuing permit cards (i.e., wholesale merchant, retail)
- Issuing compulsory price guidelines for fresh produce.
- Researching and preparing reports related to the central market.