(iv) guide its respective system and industries in price matters, mediate and settle price disputes which occur therein, and assist the commodity price surveillance organs to investigate and deal with illegal pricing acts;
(v) provide information and price adjustment proposals relevant to commodity prices and service fee rates for items which are subject to control by the State commodity price department;
(vi) establish a price information network within its respective system and industries and develop price information services.
Article 15 The commodity price department of a provincial, autonomous region or directly administered municipal people's government shall perform the following duties in areas of price control:
(i) implement State price guidelines policies, laws and regulations;
(ii) organize and supervise the units concerned to implement commodity prices and service fee rates as stipulated by the State commodity price department and the relevant State Council departments;
(iii) be responsible for the control and overall balancing of prices for the local region and consult with the relevant departments concerning the drafting of a price plan for the local region and organize its implementation, subject to its approval;
(iv) outline the guidelines and methods of commodity and service fee pricing in accordance with its area of jurisdiction on price control, determine and adjust commodity prices and service fee rates which are subject to division of control and, in the case of key commodity prices or service fee rates, submit details to a provincial, autonomous region or directly administered municipal people's government for approval and filing with the State commodity price department and the relevant State Council departments;