The Ministry of Commerce made changes to the Price Label Regulation and made it obligatory for restaurants, restaurants, cafes, patisseries, and similar food service establishments to put price lists on the entrance gates and tables.
The amendment to the Price Label Regulation entered into force by being published in the Official Gazette, effective from January 1, 2024.
In the first paragraph of the 8th article of the regulation, the obligation was imposed on workplaces providing services without discrimination, such as restaurants, patisseries, etc., to place price lists in easily visible places.
In the new regulation; It has been stipulated that restaurants, restaurants, cafes, patisseries and similar establishments that provide food/beverage services must place price signs in front of the entrance door and on the service tables.
In the statement made by the Ministry of Commerce, it was stated that the regulation is important in terms of protecting the economic interests of the consumer and informing them correctly, and added: “There are continuous price increases in the prices of goods and services offered by restaurants, restaurants, cafes and similar businesses, well above the inflation rate and costs, and “Recently, many complaints have been received from our consumers that these price changes prevent the realization of the aim of protecting the economic interests of consumers by providing full and accurate information to them through price lists and tariffs.”
In the statement, it was stated that there was a need to change the regulation in order to prevent complaints and grievances, and said, “With the regulation that will come into force on January 1, 2024, our consumers will be able to see the tariffs and price lists in workplaces offering food and beverage services before entering the workplace, and will be able to make choices by making price comparisons, thus informing our consumers and protecting their economic interests.” It is aimed to protect it at the highest level and prevent possible grievances.”
The statement continued with the following statements:
“Consumers must be accurately and completely informed about the qualities and prices of goods and services before purchasing, and there must be no difference between price tags and lists and cash register prices.
Inspections were carried out by our Ministry of Commerce in 65,375 different companies in the first 11 months of 2023, and a total of 37,021,761 TL administrative fines were imposed on 20,209 companies. Widespread and intensive inspections on price tags, tariffs and price lists will continue unabated in 2024. Source: Aydin Post