72 premises checked to monitor prices of goods

Enforcement officers check the prices of goods at one of trading premises in Sibu.

SIBU: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs office here has inspected 72 premises to monitor prices of goods following the Sept 1 implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST).

The ministry’s head here Roslee Maslie said the premises, included restaurants.

“There were no violation notices issued for indiscriminate hiking of prices of goods. There is no changes to prices of goods here,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Roslee, however, said three complaints were received from the public, all related to SST, which have been forwarded to the Customs Department.”

It was reported that effective Sept 1, SST is implemented at 10 per cent for sales and six per cent for services, replacing Goods and Services Tax (GST) following the passing of Sales Tax Bill 2018 and Service Tax Bill 2018 in Parliament on Aug 20.

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