Press Releases


FTC engages Heineken in training on Competition Matters

The FTC conducted a virtual sensitization session with the management of Heineken Jamaica on the Fair Competition Act, 1993.  Mrs. Susan Lawrence-Simms, Senior Legal Counsel, and Ms. Verlis Morris, Competition Analyst presented on “Competition Policy and Local Laws on Competition”, to Heineken’s forty (40) management staff. The interactive session allowed the FTC to provide clarity […]

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Study on the policy of financial institutions on the early repayment of loans

In March 2021, the FTC completed its review of the policies of microfinance institutions (MFIs), commercial banks and credit unions regarding the early repayment of personal loans. Loans play an important role in the lives of consumers as it allows them to consume goods and services that they may not have had been able to […]

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Strategic Business Plan 2021-2025

This Strategic Plan covers the FTC’s core activities, such as those relating to receiving and investigating complaints, executing competition advocacy initiatives, carrying out market studies, and public education activities. The FTC has set three primary objectives for the medium term. Firstly, improving consumer welfare and facilitating growth in the business environment through focused enforcement of […]

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FTC presents Merger Assessment Guidelines at JAMBARCLE’s Business Continuity Webinar Series

On February 25, 2021, Ms. Venessa Hall, Legal Officer and Mr. Desroy Reid, Competition Analyst at the FTC presented at the Jamaican Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education (JAMBARCLE) Business Continuity Webinar Series. Ms. Hall and Mr. Reid presented on the FTC’s draft “Merger Assessment Guidelines” and described the need for Merger Guidelines, the aim of […]

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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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