Price Freeze in Effect

On October 08, 2023, a Declaration of a State of Significant Emergency was declared for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Accordingly, pursuant to the Commonwealth Disaster Price Freeze Act, codified at 4CMC § 5141-5144, a price freeze is hereby declared.

The prices of the following items are frozen:

  • Gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, natural gas, and all other chemical fuels, whether in gaseous, liquid, or solid form
  • All foods and foodstuffs, including water, bottled water, beverages, and ice;
  • All clothing;
  • Flashlights, lamps, lanterns, candles, light bulbs, and other means of illumination;
  • Generators, cables, wires, electrical batteries of every sort, and similar equipment for the generation and/or transmission of electrical power; 
  • All appliances used in the storage and/or preparation of food, including, but not limited to stoves, barbecue grilles, ovens, refrigerators, and coolers; 
  • Tools typically used for construction, ground clearing, or home repairs, whether electrically powered, chemically powered, or manual, including but not limited to, saws, machetes, hammers, drills, shovels, rakes, and brooms.
  • All bedding items, including pillows, futons, and blankets.

In addition to the foregoing items, housing rentals including apartments and condos shall not be increased in accordance with 4 CMC § 5142(b)

This price freeze shall last until rescinded, or until the declarations of emergency or disaster are terminated, whichever occurs first.

Done this 9th day of October 2023.



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