| 1 October 2022, Saturday |

Consumer Association: We remind the representatives that we are ready to appeal

The “Consumer Association – Lebanon” indicated in a statement that “the imaginary profits for the owners of exclusive agencies. made Lebanon the most expensive country in the region, and one of the most expensive countries in the world, according to the World Bank’s reports,” noting that they “get them from two parties”, the Lebanese consumer, and the state treasury, and not from foreign companies as they want to delude us.”

It considered that “there are those at the official administration who decided to commit two or more legal violations: inequality in tax between citizens, or depriving the treasury of part of the tax, so that the profit margin of the exclusive agent is higher, or that it chose to deceive you, so you will not try again, and thus return submissive to the exclusive agent. This is how the administrations protect the exclusive agent through the consumer’s money and the treasury’s money, and through employees who are jealous of the interest of the national economy and watchful eyes, with an additional monthly pension, payed by the exclusive agent.”

The Association declared that, “After a few days, the representatives of the nation will vote on the competition law, and we will publish the names of those who voted with the dedication of exclusive agencies and monopolies, and those who voted to lift this “legal protection” in defense of people, and to inaugurate a new economic era that will come one day. We reiterate to the nation’s representatives that we are ready to challenge before the Constitutional Council any law that overrides monopolies over people’s interests.”

  • Sawt Beirut International