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The prices of several basic commodities such as rice, flour and bread have traditionally been administered in Mauritius. Administered prices have long represented a form of social protection in Mauritius due to the country's dependence on imported staples such as rice and flour. Price controls were introduced in the late 1960s to benefit consumers by making available essential commodities at reasonable prices and on regular supply.
(i) Commodities under Maximum Retail Price.(ii) Commodities under Maximum Mark Up.(iii) Commodities under Maximum Recommended Retail Price.
Price Fixing Unit under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Consumer Protection has as main objective to fix the prices of certain essential commodities under the Maximum Price Regulations for the welfare of consumers and to prevent traders from profiteering. It also deals with the price of essential commodities which are subject to control through the Maximum Mark Up system like pharmaceutical products, Infant milk powder etc; milk powder under the Maximum Recommended Retail Price (MRRP) and controlled commodities applicable to the island of Rodrigues.
Consumer goods in respect of which the maximum wholesale and retail prices are determined :
MAXIMUM MARK UP
Goods controlled under the Maximum Mark Up Regulations are:
Corned Mutton (Imported)
Corned Mutton (Locally Manufactured)
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE (MRRP)
Goods under MRRP
PRICE CONTROL IN RODRIGUES
Edible Oil (Crude Oil)