Press Releases


FTC recognizes World MSME Day

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) recognizes June 27th as World MSME Day 2020, and underscores the need to support Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) through programmes geared at stimulating activity and their growth and development.  Micro, Small, and Medium-sized firms are crucial to economic development, and this is acknowledged within the framework of the Fair […]

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FTC Staff discusses a Competition Policy Response to Covid-19

FTC Staff discusses a Competition Policy Response to Covid-19 in its article: COVID-19 and Competition.    

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Bundling in Telecommunication Services

FTC researches bundling in telecommunication services such as triple-play offerings where separate services such as subscriber television, telephone & internet services are packaged as a single service.   Consumers may be impacted negatively or positively from bundling.  Factors such as the extent of market power held by providers, the structure of the markets for these services, […]

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FTC signs MOU with DBJ 

In April 2020, the Fair Trading Commission and the Development Bank of Jamaica signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will facilitate information sharing on Public-Private Partnership and Privatization Agreements, capacity building initiatives and policy development.  The MOU will facilitate the sharing of relevant data, intelligence, technical and legal expertise, and best practices. 

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FTC applauds move by the GOJ & the Bankers Association to adjust the requirements to open bank accounts

FTC applauds move by the GOJ & the Bankers Association to adjust the minimum requirements to open bank accounts for CARE & PATH beneficiaries.  This will allow more persons to access banking products thereby giving them greater choices while at the same time encourage banks to offer new and differentiated products.  It is hoped that […]

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FTCNewsLine – May 2020

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 03-20 we feature matters related to the period January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020. FTCNewsLine – May 2020

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CARICOM Essay Competition – Winners

CARICOM Essay Competition – Winners

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Jamaica FTC joins CARICOM Competition Commission’s COVID-19 Steering Committee

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARICOM Competition Commission formed the COVID-19 Steering Committee to formulate strategies and implement measures and initiatives that will address issues relating to commercial and consumer welfare during the period of the pandemic.  The Steering Committee comprises competition and consumer protection authorities and Government departments that have responsibility for […]

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Strategic Business Plan 2020-2024

This Strategic Plan covers the FTC’s core activities, such as those relating to the receiving and investigation of complaints, the undertaking of advocacy initiatives, inclusive of market studies, and public education activities. Support areas such as finance and administration, information, communication and technology, human resources, monitoring of internal processes and systems, and strategic planning serve […]

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FTCNewsLine – April 2020

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this special Issue: 02-20 we feature competition matters arising from COVID-19. FTCNewsLine – April 2020  

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