Report on Petroleum Prices

When it comes to Jamaica’s energy options, the narrative is changing! In December 2014, Nestle Jamaica Limited announced that it would cease local production in January 2015, due to unfavourable energy costs; reducing the price of energy has been an unwavering demand of both residential and commercial consumers alike. Understanding the change in price of […]

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Competing To Grow

Competing To Grow was presented  at the Mobile Business Clinic Initiative  hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation. The workshop was held on November 4-6, 2014 in Montego Bay, St. James.

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FTCNewsLine- October 2014

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 04-14 we feature matters related to the period July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014. FTCNewsLine- October 2014 Issue

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FTC Course- October 27- 28, 2014

On October 27-28, 2014, the FTC will be conducting an Intermediate Course in Competition Law and Policy. The objective of the course is to enhance participant’s understanding of the necessary assessment involved in the determination of the competitive effect of business practices. FTC Intermediate Level Course In Competition Law Registration Form- Oct 2014

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Shirley Playfair Lecture 2014

On September 9, 2014, the  FTC hosted its  15th lecture in the Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture Series, under the theme “Competing in the Hub”. Dr. Eric Deans, Chairman, Logistics Hub Taskforce- Opening RemarksDr. Fritz Pinnock, Executive Director, Caribbean Maritime Institute- Presentation: Competing in the HubPhoto Gallery

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FTCNewsLine – July 2014

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 03-14 we feature matters related to the period April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. FTCNewsLine – July 2014 Issue

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FTC facilitates customer obtaining redress

In June 2014, the FTC facilitated a customer obtaining redress from a furniture and appliance dealer. The dealer had erred in the price published for an item in an advertisement and this would have constituted a breach of Section 37 (Misleading Advertising) of the Fair Competition Act. Following discussions involving the customer, the dealer decided […]

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FTC comments on JPS submission for rate increase

The FTC’s comments focused on JPS’ proposals which are likely to increase the price of electricity to customers.   With regard to JPS’ proposal, the FTC advised that: replacing the current Price Cap regime with a Revenue Cap regime is likely to lessen the incentives for JPS to establish an efficient tariff structure. increasing its residential […]

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Court date for FTC suit against Crichton Automotive Limited

The FTC suit against Crichton Automotive Limited will be heard in the Supreme Court on June 26, 2014.  The matter arose following an investigation into an allegation of Misleading Advertising. The allegation is that Crichton misled a customer regarding the model year of a Nissan Sunny motor car. At the time of sale, the car […]

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Competition Issues in the Distribution of Pharmaceuticals in Jamaica

The free flow of information among market participants is one of the critical assumptions of a competitive market. In 2007, the Fair Trading Commission published a report on the results of its study of the distribution of prescription drugs in Jamaica. The report describes the structure of the various stages of the distribution chain and […]

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