CARICOM Competition Commission 2017 Work Programme - First Quarter Performance

CARICOM Competition Commission 2017 Work Programme - First Quarter Performance

May 2, 2017

This report highlights the work of the CARICOM Competition Commission (Commission) for the first quarter of 2017, in the areas of competition law and policy, and consumer welfare and protection of consumer interests in the CSME. The work of the Commission is guided by the Commission’s mandate under Chapter VIII of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). Consequently, the document is structured to highlight the relevant provisions within the RTC under which each activity falls.

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CARICOM Competition Commission Statement for World Consumer Rights Day 2017

On 15 March 2017, the global consumer protection community celebrates World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD). This year the theme for WCRD is "Building a Digital World Consumers can Trust".

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CARICOM Competition Commission Hosts Sensitisation Workshop on Competition Law for Members of Parliament

27 February 2017


The Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) Competition Commission is working towards implementing and strengthening competition laws and policies in all of its member states.

Members of Parliament (MPs) today, participated in a sensitisation exercise which will pave the way for the establishment of the competition culture locally.

The sensitisation workshop was facilitated through the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states (CARIFORUM) and CARICOM.

Chairman of the CARICOM Competition Commission, Dr Kusha Haraksingh said that the sensitisation workshop will contribute to a change in the way business is transacted in Guyana.

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Source: CARICOM Secretariat

Appointment of New Commissioners to the CCC


 January 30, 2017


The CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Commissioners, Professor Andrew Downes and Mrs. Emalene Marcus-Burnett effective January 06, 2017. The Commissioners were sworn in by Sir Dennis Byron, Chairman of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC), and witnessed by Dr. Kusha Haraksingh, Chairman of the CCC.

The incoming Commissioners have been appointed for a term of five years in the first instance. They join sitting Commissioners, Chairman Dr. Kusha Haraksingh; Mr. Patterson Keith Herman Cheltenham, G.C.M., Q.C; Mr. Hans Rudolf Lim A Po; Mr. Eversley Decourcey and Mr. Nestor Alfred.

The CCC was established to help enforce the CARICOM Rules of Competition and to regulate competition in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Its principle functions are to apply the rules of competition, promote competition, and to assist Member States to protect consumers.