Press Releases


Market study on airline industries in CARICOM

The CARICOM Competition Commission is conducting a market study to acquire a better understanding of the airline industries in CARICOM. This questionnaire seeks to collect information from airline customers on: (a) their awareness of airline cancellation or refund policies; (b) experiences claiming refunds due to cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; (c) and factors that […]

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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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FTC concludes on Supreme Venture’s acquisition of Champion Gaming Limited

The FTC completed its assessment of the acquisition of Champion Gaming Limited by the Supreme Ventures Group and concluded that the transaction does not breach section 17 of the Fair Competition Act. The assessment focussed on the slot machine gaming services market.  The Staff of the FTC determined that the conditions of entry in the […]

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FTC participates in Masters in Trade Policy for Officials of OECS Member States

The FTC’s Executive Director Mr. David Miller and Competition Bureau Chief, Dr. Kevin Harriott, participated as resource experts in the Masters in Trade Policy programme delivered by the Sir Shridath Ramphal Centre of the University of the West Indies.  The programme was especially organised for Government Officials of the Organization for Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).  […]

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FTC and Barbados Fair Trading Commission agree on terms for Cooperation Agreement

The Jamaica Fair Trading Commission (FTC) and the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (BFTC), the two oldest competition authorities within CARICOM, have agreed on the terms of a Cooperation Agreement.  The Agreement will shortly see both Government agencies collaborating formally on conducting investigations and market studies, and on crafting policies concerning competition and consumer protection.

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Competition will drive value in gaming

Reference is made to the article ‘WINNING TICKET – Third Lottery Licence Issued to Mahoe Gaming as Court Fight With BGLC Continues’, published in The Gleaner on Monday, July 27, 2020. The article describes an ongoing legal matter between Prime Sports, a subsidiary of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission […]

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FTC in the news

See the Jamaica Gleaner links below for news items on the work of the Fair Trading Commission. 1. FTC Rules Against DHL Fee Imposed On Customs Brokers http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200724/ftc-rules-against-dhl-fee-imposed-customs-brokers 2. FTC Assessing Spectrum Allocation Effect On Telecoms Competition http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200724/ftc-assessing-spectrum-allocation-effect-telecoms-competition 3. Key Deal Passes Scrutiny http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200726/key-deal-passes-scrutiny    

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