Competitive Effects of Bundling in Telecommunications

This is the third and final installment in the Fair Trading Commission’s series on bundling services in the telecommunications sector. We live in a global village where individuals are constantly faced with various challenges associated with, among other things, communicating with each other. Up until recently, the challenges arose because communicating face-to-face was not feasible […]

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Market study on airline industries in CARICOM (Participate now)

The CARICOM Competition Commission is conducting a market study to acquire a better understanding of the airline industries in CARICOM. This questionnaire seeks to collect information from airline customers on: (a) their awareness of airline cancellation or refund policies; (b) experiences claiming refunds due to cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; (c) and factors that […]

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FTC Staff attends annual ICN Conference

The Technical Staff of the Fair Trading Commission attended the annual International Competition Network (ICN) Conference that was held virtually during September 14 – 17, 2020. The Conference had six sessions (i) Advocacy working group; (ii) Agency effectiveness working group; (iii) Merger working group; (iv) Unilateral conduct  working group; (v) Cartel working group; and (vi) […]

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Consumer Benefit and Detriment from Bundling in Telecommunications

This is the second installment of the Fair Trading Commission’s series on bundling in the telecommunications sector. We live in a global village where individuals are constantly faced with various challenges associated with communicating with others far removed from their immediate environs; the telecommunications (‘telecoms’) sector has evolved to resolve this and other challenges spanning […]

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Bundling in Telecommunications – Provider Incentives

This is the first of three articles on the Fair Trading Commission’s series on bundling in the telecommunications sector. We live in a global village where individuals are constantly faced with various challenges associated with communicating with others far removed from their immediate environs; the telecommunications (‘telecoms’) sector has evolved to resolve these and other […]

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FTCNewsLine – October 2020

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 05-20 we feature matters related to the period July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. FTCNewsLine – October 2020

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FTC participates in Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce forum

Miss Michelle Phillips, Legal Officer at the FTC participated in an online forum organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce on September 22, 2020. The forum was titled ‘Fair Trade 101: T&T Competition Policy Explained’, with the objective to inform the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce on the operationalization of […]

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FTC Annual Magazine

The FTC has commenced the process of producing its annual magazine Compete, which will be released in January 2021 under the theme, “Clearing the air: post-pandemic markets and consumer welfare”. The outbreak of COVID-19 has drastically changed how markets operate and has significantly impacted consumer welfare. Some markets have completely shut down while others emerged […]

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FTC to participate in Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce forum

The FTC will be participating in an online forum organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce on September  22, 2020 under the caption “Fair Trade 101: T&T Competition Policy Explained.” The forum will discuss T&T’s Competition Policy. Miss Michelle Phillips, Legal Officer at the FTC will present on the impact of […]

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FTC concludes on Supreme Venture’s acquisition of Champion Gaming Limited

The FTC completed its assessment of the acquisition of Champion Gaming Limited by the Supreme Ventures Group and concluded that the transaction does not breach section 17 of the Fair Competition Act. The assessment focussed on the slot machine gaming services market.  The Staff of the FTC determined that the conditions of entry in the […]

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