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The Competition Authority intervenes to allow the supply and manufacture of nutritional supplements

The ministry of health released on the subject of manufacturing and importing food supplements after a long debate started since 30/5/2010 when the ministry stopped accepting applications for study and registration of foreign companies producing food supplements as well as preparations manufactured as food supplements locally. The General Authority for Competition and Anti-Monopoly, as the revolution learned, learned of this release after it received complaints from the importers and manufacture of these workers, which accused the Ministry of Health of taking the decision to stop registration in favor of several companies that import these facilities, in order to monopolize this industry and products. Competition for all if these materials have no health effects are not sound, but have effects to prevent everyone from importing and manufacturing. In the decision of the new Ministry of Health to allow the importation and manufacture of these supplements, the Ministry considered that the treatment of the treatment of drugs being manufactured in Dwight manufacturing plants and on the same lines and subject to the same conditions. With regard to its pricing, the Ministry considered that it is difficult to apply pricing bases based on the opinion of the Ministry of Economy because these materials are subject to circulation of the market mechanism based on supply and demand,undefined Invoices between business brokerage rings. The Ministry of Health suggested that pricing be lower than its prices in the neighboring markets at 15% of the price of the country of origin, while the domestic manufacturer can be priced less than the country of origin by 30% and the price will be fixed for at least one year. It is worth mentioning that nutritional supplements are oral preparations containing specific doses of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which are characterized by lower concentration of pharmaceutical concentrations, sold in pharmacies, licensed and controlled by the Ministry of Health according to the procedures of drug control. undefined