North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 75. Monopolies, Trusts and Consumer Protection § 75-37. Declaration of State public policy

It is the public policy of this State to protect its citizens from price gouging during states of disaster.  The State also realizes the difficulty in regulating prices while not defeating the ability of the market in goods and services from bringing supply back in balance with demand and not defeating the function of price in allocating scarce resources.

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