FTC signs MOU with Broadcasting Commission

In July 2020, the Fair Trading Commission and the Broadcasting Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will facilitate information sharing on matters relating to competition in the radio, television and subscriber television services.  The MOU will facilitate the sharing of relevant data, intelligence, technical and legal expertise, and best practices. 

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FTCNewsLine – July 2020

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 04-20 we feature matters related to the period April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. FTCNewsLine – July 2020

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Digicel Issues Redress to Consumers

Between December 2019 and May 2020, Digicel issued redress to consumers following on complaints to the FTC about “unlimited” plans. Of the eleven complaints received, eight consumers received refunds of $19,088.44 in total.

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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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