Companies Must Understand Fair Competition Act

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

FTC Consumer Outreach Day June 30

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The Fair Trading Commission will host its second Consumer Outreach Day on Friday, June 30.  The activity will be held in Shepherd’s Alley, Bridgetown (between Cave Shepherd and Norman Centre) from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public are invited to interact with representatives from the Commission, who will be available to address queries and concerns related to …

Fair Trading Commission Relocating

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Effective Monday, March 13, the Fair Trading Commission’s offices will be temporarily relocated to the 2nd floor, Cedar Court, Wildey, St. Michael. The Commission’s telephone number remains 424-0260. See also: READ MORE Supreme Court To Be Temporarily Relocate… anemptytextlline READ MORE Drug Treatment Court Relocates anemptytextlline READ MORE FTC Says: No Huge Queries On Pricing & N… anemptytextlline READ MORE …