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Ministry fixes price of eggs

Mar 27. 2020
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By The Nation

The Ministry of Commerce is setting the price of eggs at Bt3.35 per unit and vendors who sell overpriced eggs will be prosecuted.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Commerce, Boonyarit Kalayanamit, discussed the issue with the Association of Hen Egg Farmers after the rising prices of eggs became a national problem.

Seven large entrepreneurs in the egg business said that an egg from farms is sold at Bt2.80 but middlemen might increase the price.

Public Health Ministry spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said consumers had begun ordering groceries and food via the online platform and the minister of Commerce was trying to maintain the price by collaborating with delivery services.

“The ministry will prosecute vendors who sell overpriced eggs,” Taweesin warned. “This measure will be used at every level as the prime minister is deeply concerned about this matter.”

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