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Lukashenko calls to develop comprehensive pricing policy


We need a comprehensive pricing policy, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he heard out a report of Chairman of the State Control Committee Vasily Gerasimov on 1 March, BelTA has learned. 

The head of state believes that the government should pay attention not only to prices for staple goods. “We should keep track of all prices. We have taken just some 60 products under control. For example, we are regulating prices for milk, meanwhile prices for vegetable oil are free to grow as fast as they can,” the president said. “Don't our people buy vegetable oil? We should also pay attention to prices for other products. We need a comprehensive pricing policy to prevent a deficit and to show people that there is no unreasonable price growth,” he added. 

“People understand everything well. Every Belarusian knows what prices and pricing are. This is why we should deal with this matter in a reasonable manner, without excesses,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. 

According to him, the State Control Committee is not meant to spearhead this work, but to join efforts with trade unions, MPs, and the Ministry of Antitrust Regulation and Trade. “You should play your part, analyzing the situation and proposing the necessary steps in the field of pricing,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

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