Companies Must Understand Fair Competition Act

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Companies have been warned against violating competition laws and expecting to get away with it. Director of the Fair Competition Division, Antonio Thompson, issued the caution last Thursday as he addressed the opening of the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) 10th Annual workshop on Competition Law and Policy at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa. Recalling the 2004 “shipping case” and …

FTC’s Competition Division More Than Enforcement

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Competition Division of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is not just about enforcement but about advocacy, market study and building the island’s economy. Director, Antonio Thompson, emphasised this recently as he spoke to the role and function of the Division, at the opening of the FTC’s workshop on Competition Law and Policy at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa. …

Praise For Local Consumer Protection Legislation

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) is one of the most ground-breaking pieces of legislation for protecting consumers on the island, and, if used in collaboration with other legislation, can offer further protection in the digital environment. This was intimated last Thursday as Attorney-at-law and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Ayana Young Marshall, shared her views during the …

FTC Resisting Action In High Court

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An appeal has been lodged in the High Court against the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) decision, issued on November 28, 2017, on the proposed merger between Sol St. Lucia Limited and the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited. This was disclosed yesterday by the FTC’s Chairman, Jefferson Cumberbatch, as he addressed participants at the start of the Commission’s annual lecture discussion …

Competition Law & Policy Training Programme

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Business leaders, legal professionals and administrators are expected to benefit highly from the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) Annual Training Programme on Competition Law and Policy, scheduled for next week. Slated for Accra Beach Hotel and Spa Rockley, Christ Church, from Thursday, March 15, to Friday, March 16, it will not only provide an overview of competition law and policy, but …

Lecture On Protecting Consumers In Digital Era

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Protecting Consumers in the Digital Era will be the topic for discussion when the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) hosts its annual lecture next Thursday, March 8, at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church. The lecture starts at 7:00 p.m., and will be presented by Attorney-at-Law and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, …

FTC Closing To Facilitate Move

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The Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) temporary offices on the 2nd Floor, Cedar Court, Wildey, St. Michael, will be closed from 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, December 14, until Monday, December 18. This closure is to facilitate the Commission’s return to its original location at Good Hope, Green Hill, St. Michael. Customer queries may be directed to 256-5134. The office at Green …

Continued Challenges For Small Economies

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Commerce Minister Donville Inniss is of the opinion that too many small economies continue to be challenged due to their “narrow-minded” perspective on competition and the unsustainable size and influence of the State apparatus. He made these comments last Friday at the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) 13th annual lecture on Competition Policy and Economic Development – Is there a link …

Change Of Speaker For FTC Lecture

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Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon (Paris), John Davies, will be the featured speaker at the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) 13th Annual Lecture on Friday, March 24. The lecture, which will be held at the Accra Beach Hotel, Rockley, Christ Church, at 7:00 p.m., has as its theme: Competition Policy and Economic Development – is there a link for Small Economies?  The …