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Suzhou market price supervision and administration
(June 4, 2013 the Suzhou municipal government 13th Executive Meeting June 27, 2013, the Suzhou municipal government announced as of August 1, 2013, 128th) first in order to regulate market prices, maintain the market price order, protecting consumers, business operators the legal rights and interests, in accordance with the People's Republic of China price law and other laws and regulations, combined with the city's actual, these measures are formulated.
Article within the administrative area of the city market, supervision and management of the application of this approach.
Market price behavior in these measures refers to operator sales market-regulated prices or provide goods or services produced in the process, and price-related business activities.
Third market price supervision to follow government guidance operators, industry coordination and self-discipline, the principle of honesty and trustworthiness, social supervision.
Article people's Governments at various levels shall strengthen the supervision and administration of market price behavior led, establish and perfect the market price supervision and management system, and create a market environment for fair competition.
Fifth of municipal and county-level cities (district) Government price departments responsible for market supervision and management of the work within their respective administrative regions.
Other relevant departments shall, in accordance with their respective responsibilities, to do market conduct supervision and management of related work.
Sixth town, the street price supervision stations and villages, communities price supervision and services receiving municipal and county-level cities (district) Government Department in charge of price guide, pricing policy advocacy, information exchange, inspections and monitor market price behavior such as dispute mediation service.
Seventh of municipal and county-level cities (district) Government price departments should be strengthened and the cultivation of market behavior-related industry organizations support and guidance and supervision.
Industry associations should adhere to the price laws and regulations, establish an industry price codes of conduct and self-regulatory mechanisms, urging member price discipline, integrity management, an industry group.
Eighth price of any unit and individual have the right to report violations and complaints.
News media the right to the pricing practices of supervision by public opinion.
Nineth subject to market-regulated prices prices of goods and services, by operators of basic production and operating costs based on market supply and demand conditions, follow the principles of fairness, legality and good faith, independent development.
Tenth business operators shall set up internal price control systems under operating conditions, accurate records of approved goods and services and the production and operation costs.
Encouraging shopping malls, supermarkets, markets and professional trading market price in the business field such as service Windows, handle price inquiries complaints in a timely manner.
11th business operators selling goods or providing services, should be implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Government Department in charge of price clearly marked, indicate the product's name, origin, size, rank, unit, price or service projects, fees and so on.
Need price and not suitable for price increases or decreases, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Government Department in charge of price. 12th after implementing the first clearing of goods or services, the operator shall, before selling goods or providing services, inform and confirmed by the consumer the consumer prices of commodities or services.
Operator shall issue a list of specific collections in the settlement project documents and price.
Article 13th sales rank, size reduce, decrease but no significant change in the number of goods, in accordance with the original settlement, should the sales period in the business place special tips.
14th operator shall not have bid up the price of the following behavior:
(A) fabricating and spreading price information, disrupt the market order;
(B) in addition to producing their own outside, beyond the normal amount of storage or storage period, stock market abnormal fluctuation of tight supplies, prices of commodities, after Government price departments warned continued to hoard;
(C) the use of other means of driving up the price.
15th fraud operator shall not have the following prices:
(A) clearly marking content with reality, and as a means to lure consumers or purchases of other business operators;
(B) for the same goods or services, in the same place at the same time using two method of quotation, settlement at low prices to attract customers and to the highest bidder;
(C) using deceptive or misleading language, words, pictures, video, measurement units, and prices;
(D) when a commodity is sold without marked prices substandard goods and processing;
(E) sales prices of goods and services with conditions attached, not labeled or vague marking conditions attached;
(F) sales of goods and services in front of price undertakings, does not fulfil or does not fully comply with;
(VII) other price fraud.
16th operator shall be the following forced transactions accepted certain price of goods or services:
(A) by virtue of its advantage against each other for forced transaction or transactions;
(B) as a counterparty default way of forcibly traded;
(C) administrative powers to impose transaction;
(Iv) other force counterparty to accept goods or services for a specific price.
17th operators directly or indirectly reduced commodity price promotions or services, should be prominent positions in the business place express promotions, promotional content should include the promotion of causes, modalities, rules, duration, scope and restrictive conditions.
Managers develop price promotions mark price, shall not be higher than 7th before promotion in this exchange traded note minimum trading price of a deal if no deal in the 7th, promotional goods and services prices shall not be higher than the last traded price before the 7th.
Single store operators of more than 3,000 square meters in size and price promotions should be in 7th, about promotional content to the local county-level city (district) Government price departments.
18th business operators selling goods or providing services, for the goods or services essential to the accompanying goods or collateral services, consumer shall not be required to pay the price or cost.
19th Government pricing departments should strengthen price monitoring and improving price monitoring network, set up emergency monitoring plan for price changes.
Government price departments shall establish a price information release system, regularly via the Internet, radio, television, newspapers and magazines, the community information bulletin to announce important product and service pricing information, as well as a record of price promotions, and facilitate effective and reasonable pricing, consumers save money.
Government price departments according to law to carry out when price monitoring, operator shall provide true, accurate, complete, timely and relevant information and data.
20th Government price departments shall promote price credit system, establish and improve operator price credit files, public operators to price credit information in accordance with law.
Article 21st of the following circumstances, Government price departments can take advice, tips, guide, encourage, admonish, interview, warning guidance operators by way of standardizing price behavior:
(A) the general price level, important commodities or services of abnormal fluctuation of prices or may take place;
(B) appears or appears likely to set prices;
(C) the operator is found unreasonable price behavior is not standard, but do not constitute price-related violations;
(D) the operator has a slight price violations, but no administrative penalty according to law;
(E) the Government price departments considered it necessary to guide operators to standardize price behavior.
22nd price dispute, the parties may establish, to the Government Department in charge of price and price certification bodies, street or town price monitoring service for mediation.
Government price departments shall establish a price dispute mediation service database and pricing dispute mediation, the mediation team made up of full-time mediator and a part-time mediator.
Price dispute mediation should be the principles of voluntariness, lawfulness, equality and benefits. The 23rd Government price departments shall establish a price violation reporting system, release reporting channel for complaints.
Accepting Government price departments shall, in accordance with the provisions of the reporting and complaint investigation process, and communicate results to the informant or complainant, the informer confidential, the report gives awards to workers.
Article 24th in violation of the rules, laws, rules and regulations on penalties from its provisions.
25th breach of these rules, any of the following circumstances, Government price departments shall order rectification fails, may impose a fine of less than 1000 Yuan and 10,000 Yuan:
(A) single store operators of more than 3,000 square meters in size, and in failing to filing the price promotions;
(B) the Government Department in charge of price when price monitoring carried out in accordance with law, operators failing to provide relevant information and data.
Article 26th breach of these rules, any of the following circumstances, Government price departments shall be ordered to correct, may be fined a maximum of 1000 Yuan and 10,000 yuan, if the circumstances are serious, fined 10,000 yuan and 30,000 yuan fines:
(A) the first operator was not informed in advance pursuant to the provisions of the settlement after consumer prices;
(B) reduce the grade, specifications, quantity of goods but no significant change in appearance, settled by the original price, the operator is not in accordance with the provisions of prompt;
(Iii) directly or indirectly reduce the prices of goods or services carried out special promotions, express promotional content not according to stipulations;
(D) the operator when selling goods or providing a service, for the goods or services essential to the accompanying product or service, require consumers to pay the price or cost.
27th Government price departments and their staff members in violation of the rules, dereliction of duty, abuse of authority or engages, directly by their work units or by the competent Department in charge of personnel and other persons directly responsible shall be given administrative sanctions constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law. 28th article of the rules take effect on August 1, 2013.
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