Island wide raids have commenced to inquire into whether consumers are granted the benefit of reduced prices of imported essential food items.
Accordingly, the Consumer Affairs Authority has taken steps to carry out raids at supermarkets and retail stores.
Wholesale traders have been granted the opportunity to import essential food items through open accounts.
A drop was witnessed in the price of essential imported food items through this system.
Raids will be conducted to determine if supermarkets and retailers are providing consumers this benefit.