The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it will launch an operation to prevent, prosecute and prosecute those who take advantage of disruptions in the supply chain.
In the wake of the continuing price hikes caused by disruptions in the supply chain caused by the Govt-19 epidemic in the beginning, the Department’s Distrust Division and the FBI have decided to “protect American consumers from collusion.” “We will not allow businesses to overcharge consumers in the guise of this crisis,” said Deputy Attorney General Jonathan Condor.
The “persistent problem” of such interruptions has created an opportunity for criminals to set prices and charge customers more, “said Louise Cheese, deputy director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigation Division.
“Economies around the world are facing significant challenges due to supply chain disruptions as a result of the epidemic. Traffic restrictions, disruptions in trade operations and difficulty in obtaining raw materials have led to higher production and shipping costs. , Says the report.
The crisis of these interruptions has hit the United States hardest, where inflation hit record highs in January, up 7.5% compared to the same month in 2021, while consumer confidence fell to an eleven-year low. These factors provoked harsh criticism against President Joe Biden and his administration. Meanwhile, from the White House they accuse companies of being “greedy” for price hikes.
In addition to disruptions in the supply chain, another factor affecting inflation is the increase in demand amid the economic recovery after the impact of the epidemic. The situation was exacerbated by measures taken by US officials to pay large sums of money into the economy to support their citizens.
(Taken from this RT)
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