10.6.5 THE MINISTRY OF TRADE
The Ministry of Trade is responsible for obtaining commodities for use by the government and for facilitating the transfer of those commodities to the Ministries that will use them. The Ministry has two tools it may use to accomplish this ongoing task: 1. Setting the price at which the city or commune will purchase and sell commodities to the public. 2. Setting the price at which other Ministries may purchase commodities internally, as well as a reserve amount, so that the city or commune doesn't completely run out of commodities. 3. Maintaining 'reserves' of commodities for use by the city or commune proper. Keeping a number of commodities this way will be very important for many administration tasks. Commands for the Ministry of Trade: CITY/COMMUNE COMMS CITY/COMMUNE COMM SUMMARY - Shows a summary table of the current commodity status of your city or commune. CITY/COMMUNE COMM SET MIN <comm> <amount> - Sets the reserve amount for a particular commodity. Reserved commodities are not available for purchase. CITY/COMMUNE COMM BUY <comm> FOR <amount> - Sets the price which the city's commodity-purchasing NPC will pay for commodities. CITY/COMMUNE COMM SELL <comm> FOR <amount> - Sets the public sell price. People can then buy any available stock at this price per unit. CITY/COMMUNE COMM POLICY ADD PERSON|GROUP <who> <mod> - Add a policy to an individual or group to modify their commodity prices. CITY/COMMUNE COMM POLICY REMOVE PERSON|GROUP <who> <mod> - Remove a price policy. CITY/COMMUNE ECONSTATUS - See information on your city or commune's economic status.