Consumers are being Framed. What are you doing about it?

Have you ever bought a product because of the “awesome bargain” that you thought you were getting, then after a moment or two regretted your purchase and wondered what you were thinking? It may have been shoes, grocery items, etc. If you have, you may have been FRAMED. Framing theory suggests that the way in […]

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An overview of the Subscription Packages of Jamaica’s Two Largest Providers

Improvements in technology have propelled the subscriber TV (cable TV) market to new heights. Competition has intensified and the hope is that consumers will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this. The introduction of a fibre-optic cable network to Jamaica has caused increases in broadband Internet speeds, compatibility of HD pictures and an overall enhanced surfing […]

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FTCNewsLine – October 2016

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 04-16 we feature matters related to the period July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. FTCNewsLine – October 2016 Issue

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FTCNewsLine – July 2016

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 03-16 we feature matters related to the period April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016. FTCNewsLine – July 2016 Issue

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FTC Facilitates Competition Law and Policy Workshop

On May 31, 2016, the Fair Trading Commission facilitated the hosting of a Level one training seminar on Competition Law and Policy. The seminar was hosted by the Forum of the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) with funding from the European Union (EU). It was held at the Mona Visitors Lodge and […]

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FTC Benefits from Technical Assistance on Competition Law and Policy

The Technical Staff of the Fair Trading Commission participated in a two day training session on Competition Law and Policy on June 15 -16, 2016. The aim of the session was to strengthen the CSME Regulatory and Market Regimes. Three key areas were covered: Merger Control Regulation, Cartel and Abuse of Market Dominance. The Consumer […]

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FTC participates in CARIFORUM-EU Capacity Building Project on Competition

Mr. David Miller, Executive Director and Mr. Marc Jones, Legal Officer of the Fair Trading Commission participated in a Capacity Building Project on Competition held in Trinidad, May 2-6, 2016.  The aim of the project is to assist CARICOM member states in developing their competency in the area of competition law and ultimately establishing their […]

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FTCNewsLine – April 2016

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission.  In this Issue: 02-16 we feature matters related to the period January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016. FTCNewsLine – April 2016 Issue

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FTC in the News

Click on the link below for an update on the Fair Trading Commission’s investigation of model year cases. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20160419/fair-trading-commission-prepares-sue-car-dealers

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FTCNewsLine – January 2016

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission.  In this Issue: 01-16 we feature matters related to the period October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. FTCNewsLine – January 2016 Issue

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