CCC Quarterly Report Jan-March 2014

This report highlights the work of the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) for the first quarter of 2014, in the areas of Competition Law and Policy and Consumer Welfare and Protection in the CARICOM region. The work of the CCC is guided by the institution’s mandate under Chapter VIII of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). Consequently, the document is structured to highlight, in some cases, the relevant provisions within the RTC that each activity falls under. For the full report please click here.

CCC's Chairman attended the 2nd Caribbean Competitiveness Forum held in Jamaica from 18-19 March, 2014

The Chairman of the CCC, Dr. Haraksingh attended the 2nd Caribbean Competitiveness Forum organised by Compete Caribbean which was held in Jamaica from 18-19 March, 2014. The theme was "A New Innings: Competitiveness Through Global Value Chains, Clustering and Innovation".  Chairman Dr. Haraksingh presented on the relationship between Competition, Competitiveness and Business Clusters. The presentation explores the intersection between competition and competitiveness, and explains why the pursuit of the latter without regard to the disciplines of the former can be counterproductive and ultimately self–defeating.

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Statement on World Consumer Rights Day

World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) was established in 1983 to promote the basic rights of consumers everywhere. Annually, on 15 March, WCRD provides an opportunity for consumer organisations to draw attention to the important role that consumer protection policies and laws play in making societies safer and fairer. For the full statement please click here.

CCC Report on Competition in the Mobile Sector in Suriname

The CARICOM Competition Commission releases its findings on preliminary research on competition in the mobile sector of Suriname.


The Caribbean Court of Justice awarded costs to the CARICOM Competition Commission

The Caribbean Court of Justice awarded costs to the CARICOM Competition Commission in the matter of Original Jurisdiction CCJ Application No. OA 1 of 2012 between TRINIDAD CEMENT LIMITED CLAIMANT and THE COMPETITION COMMISSION DEFENDANT [2013] CCJ 2 (OJ) SUPPLEMENTARY JUDGMENT AS TO COSTS.

The judgement can be viewed here on the Caribbean Court of Justice website.


3rd Biennial Conference of Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers, 26-28 September 2013

The CCC was represented at the 3rd Biennial Conference of Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados. The conference theme was “Equality, Justice and Caribbean Realities – The Way Forward”. Chairman Haraksingh was a plenary speaker on the topic “Integration and Migration within CARICOM: The CSME as an Instrument of transformation and change”.

CCC participates in Latin American Competition Forum (LACF), 3-4 September, 2013

Chairman Haraksingh represented the CCC at the LACF 2013 in Lima, Peru. The CCC prepared a paper for Session II: Regional Competition Agreements at the forum. The paper examined whether provisions on competition, monopolies, government subsidies and government procurement are included in bilateral or regional trade agreements (FTAs)  signed by CARICOM. The paper also addressed the challenges involved in implementing such provisions and the impediments to enforcement of these provisions in FTAs. The paper can be found here.

CCC article published in Global Competition Review magazine 2014

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JFTC to offer its expertise and experience by providing training in Competition Law and Policy to the region.

The Jamaica Fair Trading Commission provides on-site training courses in Competition law and Policy at the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

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CCC to share its experiences of being a supranational institution at the Peer-to-peer event on Competition Policy for Latin America and the Caribbean 18-19 June, 2013

The CARIOM Competition Commission will be represented at the “peer-to-peer” event in Lima on 18 – 19 June 2013. The event will be hosted by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the Peruvian Competition Authority, Indecopi.