Legal action against online retailers violating MRP

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has warned online retailers to refrain from violating the Government stipulated maximum retail price (MRP) for essential goods.

The CAA said there were reports of certain online sellers violating the MRP by selling essential goods above the government stipulated price.

Online retailers initiated sales of essential goods to help the public during the islandwide curfew imposed by the government in attempts to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka.

A large number of consumers shared their concerns via social media after being sold essential goods for a higher price than the fixed MRP and low quality products by some online sellers.

Based on the complaints received in this regard, the Consumer Affairs Authority said legal action will be taken against online sellers who fail to comply with the fixed MRP. (Colombo Gazette)

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