T&T FTC Study Visit

The Jamaica Fair Trading Commission (FTC) continues to facilitate competition law and policy development within the CARICOM region through information sharing and discussions on best practices. From July 18 to 20, 2022, the FTC hosted the Trinidad & Tobago Fair Trading Commission’s Senior Legal Counsel Ms Kristle Maharaj, in a study visit. As a result, Ms Maharaj was exposed to several internal work processes related to the FTC’s core functions. Among the areas described were investigation procedures (case screening, case selection criteria, etc.), complaints handling (evidence gathering, file management), conducting market studies (study proposals, data collection, stakeholder consultation), competition advocacy & public education, and general operations (human resource requirements, case management, project management).