The legal department of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor dealt with a total of 1,529 consumer complaints in 2006, out of which 169 indictments were submitted. Eighty-five of those cases reached the country's court houses, resulting in penalty payments of a total of NIS 1.9 million.
Supervisors at the ministry conducted 45,830 inspections across the country last year, an increase of 1% over the previous year, out of which 27,142, were price presentation inspections.
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