Govt working to ensure fair, competitive environment in market: Tipu
DHAKA, May 16, 2022 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi today said
Directorate of the National Consumer Right Protection is working to ensure
fair and competitive environment in the market.
"The ongoing campaign by the Directorate of National Consumer Right
Protection against edible oil stock is not aimed at harassing traders or
anyone else. Our goal is to give this message to everyone that the government
is searching these edible stocks so that we can maintain a fair and
competitive environment in the market," he said.
The minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a seminar on
"Role of business organisations in ensuring fair competition in trade and
commerce" organised by the Bangladesh Competition Commission at its office in
Competition Commission Chairperson Md Mofizul Islam presided over the seminar
while President of Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Industry Association Nazmul
Hasan, President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (FBCCI) Md Jashim Uddin and Director General of Directorate of the
National Consumer Rights Protection AHM Shafiquzzaman spoke on the occasion.
Tipu Munshi said the government wants to create trust atmosphere in the
country's market. The government will not give any opportunity of monopoly or
oligopoly and that is why competition law has been enacted, he added.
"Now it is important to ensure its proper use," the minister said, adding
that the ongoing campaign of Directorate of the National Consumer Right
Protection was not intended to obstruct the activities of traders.
"We want to give relief to the people. We need to ensure that anti-
competitive activities do not exist in the market," he added.