The Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Prime Minister's Office in a media release reminds traders about putting up clear price tags or signs and to conduct business ethically.

The called was made when they made a visit to 49 stalls in the Jerudong Market and 68 stalls in the Gadong Market. The visit was conducted in an effort to protect consumers and promote ethical business practices in the market.

The traders were advised to use simple price tag cards which reflect the latest prices of the goods per unit (piece, kilogram, bundle), or by having a price list displayed at visible spots.

Businesses found not putting up price tags can be issued a warning notice for the first offence and a compound of no more than $1,000 for subsequent offences. Any further offences can be taken to the court and be imposed penalties as follows: a fine of $5,000 and imprisonment for 2 years for the first offence; or a fine of $20,000 and imprisonment of 5 years for a repeated offence.

Apart from inspections, public are encouraged to be the 'eyes' and 'ears' by sharing their feedback on consumer issues through our PenggunaBijak or SmartConsumer mobile application or contact 2230223 during office hours; email to aduanpengguna@jpke.gov.bn or consumercomplaint@jpke.gov.bn; Facebook or go directly to the department's office at Department of Competition and Consumer Affairs, Room 3.06, Level 3, West Wing, Department of Economic Planning and Development, Block 2A, Ong Sum Ping Road.

Source: Radio Television Brunei