Press Releases


Magazine Cover Design Competition

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FTC hosts Merchant’s Seminar

On August 26, 2021, the FTC hosted the first of two scheduled Merchant’s Seminars for the 2021/2022 Financial Year, where Ms. Michelle Phillips, Legal Officer, presented on the topic “Is the Pricing Right?” The FTC Merchant’s Seminar aimed to educate merchants on pricing practices and disclosure of information that may contravene sections of the Fair […]

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Job Vacancy – Competition Analyst

Job Vacancy – Competition Analyst

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Merchant’s Seminar – Is the Pricing Right?

The Fair Trading Commission will be hosting a virtual Merchant’s Seminar, at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Miss Michelle Phillips, Legal Officer will present on the topic “Is the Pricing Right?”. The Merchant’s Seminar aims to educate merchants on pricing practices and disclosure of information that may contravene sections of the […]

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Press Briefing- Jamaican Consumer Talks

On July 16, 2021, the FTC participated in a joint press briefing with the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) under the Caption “Jamaica Consumer Talks.” The press briefing was moderated by Mrs. Sancia Bennett Templer, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) and featured presentations from Dr. Norman Dunn, State Minister in […]

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FTCNewsLine – July 2021

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue we feature matters arising during the period  April 1 through June 30, 2021. FTCNewsLine – July 2021

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FTC concludes assessment of JAMECO Equipment Company’s acquisition of AMECO Caribbean

In April 2021, the FTC completed its assessment of the acquisition of AMECO Caribbean Inc. by JAMECO Equipment Company Limited. The acquisition initially raised concern for competition in the markets for (i) fleet management; (ii) sale of commercial equipment/vehicles; and (iii) lease of commercial equipment/vehicles in Jamaica. Accordingly, the FTC concluded that the Asset Sales […]

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FTC commences investigation into the termination of Agent Agreements by Supreme Ventures Limited

The FTC has commenced investigation into the complaints against Supreme Ventures Limited (‘SVL’) regarding SVL’s termination of the Full Service Agent Agreement with several of its agents. The agreement permits agents to sell lottery tickets and engage in other transactions on SVL’s behalf. The complaints indicate that the Agreements have been terminated because they have […]

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FTC Completes Study on Audit Services Industry

The FTC has completed its exploratory study on competition in Jamaica’s audit services market. The study examined competition in the market for auditing services in Jamaica with focus on two areas (i) trends in market concentration over the period 2013-2018; and (ii) industry –specific interactions between the top two leading (‘Big 2’) auditing firms and […]

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FTCNewsLine – April 2021

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

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