Vegetable oil, which until now costed about 50 lei per liter, has become cheaper by about 15 lei. This is after, in mid-May, the Commission for Exceptional Situations (ESC) included oil in the list of basic necessities.
Currently, the oil has come to cost about 35 lei per liter. Thus, the oil packaged in 955 ml plastic bottles costs between 34 and 35 lei.
Previously, vegetable oil cost between 48-50 lei. On 10 May, the Competition Council announced significant increases in retail prices for sunflower oil and requested relevant documents and information from the manufacturer of sunflower oil. At the same time, the Competition Council gave assurances that “in case there are signs of the breaking competition law, the Competition Council will initiate an investigation”.
On 18 May, the CSE decided to include vegetable oil in the list of basic necessities. The decision was announced by the Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița, who mentioned that, for the products for which the commercial addition was limited, there was a decrease in prices.
We remind you that at the end of February, the Ministry of Economy intervened with changes to protect consumers of basic necessities, extending the list of socially important products for which the commercial addition is limited to a number of products: pork; chicken; frozen fish; beet sugar; fresh eggs; potatoes, onions, white cabbage, carrots and fresh beets.
According to the Government, when marketing socially important products, legal and natural persons engaged in entrepreneurial activity are obliged to indicate in the primary documents with special regime (invoices / fiscal invoices) the purchase price / delivery price and the size of the cumulative trade surcharge applied.
In case of violation of the way of formation and application of prices for socially important products, legal and natural persons are liable for contravention, civil or criminal, according to the legislation in force.
Socially important products are sold at purchase prices / delivery prices with the application of the commercial surcharge not exceeding 20%, except for bread and rolls, for which the applied commercial surcharge will not exceed 10%. Socially important products, both imported and domestic, which have been processed in commercial units, are sold with the application of the commercial surcharge that does not exceed 40% cumulatively from the purchase price / delivery price.