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The State Duma will control the situation with rising prices for vegetables in the Far Eastern Federal District

The State Duma will control the situation with rising prices for vegetables in the Far Eastern Federal District
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State Duma deputies instructed the Economic Policy Committee to request from the Federal Antimonopoly Service results of monitoring prices for fruits and vegetables in the regions of the Far East. The initiative was taken after the jump in prices in the Far Eastern Federal District.

In some regions, fruits and vegetables more than doubled in price. As reported DumaTV, the authors of the initiative emphasized that a sharp increase in the cost of fruits and vegetables, which are part of the consumer basket, is unacceptable.

After the border with China was closed, a shortage of fresh vegetables arose in the Far Eastern regions due to coronavirus, buyers complain about inflated prices. This situation estimates Rosselkhoznadzor, if necessary, the agency will take action. The validity of price increases intends to check and the Federal Antimonopoly Service. Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, instructed the governors and OFAS to check local prices.

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