Ministry of Economy and Trade

Sudden Price Hikes Reported Across Lebanon amid Debate on Taxes

Traders reportedly started to raise the prices of certain commodities after the Parliament approved last week a series of taxes to fund the salary scale for civil servants as well as teachers. Economy Minister Raed Khoury warned against taking advantage of the current debate over the taxes to manipulate with the prices, noting that discussions are yet to be concluded by both the Parliament and the government.