Press Releases


FTC to present at JAMBARCLE’s Business Continuity Webinar Series

On February 25, 2021, Ms. Venessa Hall, Legal Officer and Mr. Desroy Reid, Competition Analyst, will be presenting on the topic “Merger Assessment Guidelines” at the Jamaican Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education (JAMBARCLE) Business Continuity Webinar Series.  The FTC reviews mergers in Jamaica to ensure that they do not substantially lessen competition and lead to […]

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FTCNewsLine – January 2021

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue we feature matters arising during the period October 1 through December 31, 2020. FTCNewsLine – January 2021

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FTC provides opinion to distributor

In November 2020, the FTC provided an opinion to Celebration Brands Limited on the advertising of free delivery services. The FTC advised that where it is advertised that delivery is free, there ought to be no additional delivery fees attached at the end of the transaction; otherwise, the advertisement may contravene section 37(1)(a) of the […]

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18th Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture

The FTC hosted the 18th Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture in November 2020 under the theme “Protecting Competitive Markets and Consumer Welfare during and Post COVID-19 Pandemic.” By way of a panel discussion, the lecture highlighted the range of measures implemented by competition authorities in response to the perceived threat posed by the pandemic. It also […]

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Minister of State visits FTC

On December 7, 2020, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry Investment & Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, paid a courtesy call on the Staff of the FTC, to tour the FTC’s new office and to discuss several strategic priority areas.  The management team headed by David Miller, Executive Director, described several of […]

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FTC Staff attends annual ICN Conference

The Technical Staff of the Fair Trading Commission attended the annual International Competition Network (ICN) Conference that was held virtually during September 14 – 17, 2020. The Conference had six sessions (i) Advocacy working group; (ii) Agency effectiveness working group; (iii) Merger working group; (iv) Unilateral conduct  working group; (v) Cartel working group; and (vi) […]

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FTCNewsLine – October 2020

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 05-20 we feature matters related to the period July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. FTCNewsLine – October 2020

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FTC participates in Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce forum

Miss Michelle Phillips, Legal Officer at the FTC participated in an online forum organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce on September 22, 2020. The forum was titled ‘Fair Trade 101: T&T Competition Policy Explained’, with the objective to inform the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce on the operationalization of […]

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FTC Annual Magazine

The FTC has commenced the process of producing its annual magazine Compete, which will be released in January 2021 under the theme, “Clearing the air: post-pandemic markets and consumer welfare”. The outbreak of COVID-19 has drastically changed how markets operate and has significantly impacted consumer welfare. Some markets have completely shut down while others emerged […]

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FTC to participate in Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce forum

The FTC will be participating in an online forum organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce on September  22, 2020 under the caption “Fair Trade 101: T&T Competition Policy Explained.” The forum will discuss T&T’s Competition Policy. Miss Michelle Phillips, Legal Officer at the FTC will present on the impact of […]

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