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Commerce Ministry begins inspection today

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry commence its first General Inspection of all business establishments across Liberia, beginning today, Monday, February 18 to Monday, March 18, 2019.

The exercise commences here in Monrovia and its environs and later extends to the four regions of the country.

The essence of the inspection is to provide protection for consumers and ensure continuous compliance with applicable laws, procedures and standards.

A release issued by the Commerce Ministry says inspectors will carry out field inspection daily from 9AM – 4PM on Mondays and Thursdays only.

The release says the one month inspection will be guided by the Ministry’s General Inspection Guidelines, with focus on Business Registration; Investment Act Enforcement, Price-Tagging of Commodity and Goods; Foreign Language and label; and standards rice, flour, starches, diary products and frozen food.

At the same time, the release also notes that the Metrology Division at the National Standards Laboratory will conduct General Verification Exercises. The division will scale on weights and measure all establishments, including supermarkets, butchery shops and filling stations, amongst others.

The Commerce Ministry stresses that the inspection is necessary to ensure consumers receive the required quantity of petroleum products and other consumable commodities. Press release

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