Press Releases


FTC’s 30th Anniversary Commissioners & Staff Luncheon & Long-Service Awards

On September 14, 2023, as part of its 30th Anniversary celebrations, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) held a Luncheon and Long-Service Awards ceremony.  In recognizing thirty years of competition law enforcement in Jamaica, the Commissioners acknowledged the work of former and current members of Staff.  The FTC’s investment in human capital through capacity building, skills […]

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30th Anniversary Church Service

On Sunday, September 10, 2023, in recognition of the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) 30th Anniversary, the FTC worshipped with the Providence Methodist Church, led by Reverend Dr. George Mulrain. Among the congregation was Senator the Honorable Aubyn Hill, Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce, Mr. Donovan White, Chairman of the FTC, Dr. Peter-John Gordon, former […]

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Promoting Competition and Deterring Collusion in Public Procurement Presentation

In its commitment to promote competition and competitive markets, the Fair Trading Commission on July 21 and August 18 participated in the Public Procurement Summer Training Series 2023 by way of a presentation entitled, “Promoting Competition and Deterring Collusion in Public Procurement”, and delivered by Mr. Desroy Reid, Competition Analyst at the Fair Trading Commission.  […]

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FTCNewsLine – July 2023

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue we feature matters arising during the period April 1 through July 30, 2021. FTCNewsLine – July 2023

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CCC Press Release on Preliminary Examination of LPG market in selected member states in the CSME

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The FTC gives conditional approval of Massy’s acquisition of IGL

Having concluded that the acquisition of Industrial Gas Limited (Jamaica) by Massy Gas Products Holdings Limited, without more, would likely result in a lessening of competition, the FTC negotiated a consent agreement with Massy to mitigate the anticipated adverse competition effect on the market for liquified petroleum gas (LPG). In conducting the assessment, the FTC […]

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CARICOM Competition Commission and Commonwealth Conference on Enforcement Practices and Emerging Trends in Consumer Protection

The CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) is pleased to announce a closing conference to its Online Consumer Protection Course for consumer protection officials and competition officials in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), to be held virtually on 15th June 2023, at 11am ECT or 4pm UK. CCC press release  

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Case No. 8207-22 PanJam and Jamaica Producers. M&A Case Report

In November 2022, PanJam Investment Ltd (‘PanJam’) and Jamaica Producers Group (‘JP’) entered an amalgamation agreement that would effect a combination of the material assets of both companies. The amalgamation would result in JP’s operational assets and liabilities being transferred in a new subsidiary JP Holdings Limited and JP transferring the shares in JP Global […]

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Assessment of Spur Trees Jamaica Limited Acquisition of Controlling Interests In Canco Limited

Spur Tree Spices Jamaica (‘Spur Tree’), which manufactures, distributes and sells wet seasonings and sauces, has acquired majority shareholding in Canco Limited (‘Canco’).  Canco trades as Linstead Market and is involved in the agro-processing of foods such as canned ackee and canned callaloo. Spur Tree had responded to an expression of interest from Canco’s directors […]

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FTC Statement on Strike by Transport Operators

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is monitoring reports regarding the ongoing coordinated action by transport operators to withdraw their services on November 14-15, 2022.   The Fair Competition Act (FCA) prohibits coordinated action by competitors. Specifically, section 18 of the FCA prohibits persons who compete with each other from agreeing to prevent, restrict or limit […]

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