Report on Consumer Protection in the Air Transportation Industry in the CSME
This Report represents the first phase of a study on the regional airline industry and focuses on the consumer side of the regional air transportation market. Its specific aim is to provide insight into the issue of airline refunds for flights cancelled by airlines operating within the CSME during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the issue of refunds for involuntary cancellations of flights might have existed before the pandemic, it became more relevant given the finances of many persons in the region who were affected by cancelled flights. To view the full Report, click here.
CCC publishes first State of Competition Enforcement in the CSME Report
The Report on the State of Competition Enforcement in the CSME (2019-2021) aims to increase the regional public’s understanding of how competition enforcement is developing within the CSME. In doing so, the Report presents accessible statistics relating to the competition enforcement and advocacy activities of the competition authorities in the region. The expectation is that the report will also provide both the Commission and the CSME Member States with information to better target their respective resources towards improving competition at the national and regional levels. To view the full Report, click here.
Commodity Price Report (2019-2021)
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARICOM Competition Commission established and chaired a Steering Committee to address concerns in the region that deceptive business practices such as price gouging and anticompetitive business conduct would distort markets for goods and services. One of functions of the Steering Committee was to monitor commodity prices across the region in an effort to identify and prohibit such practices. This Commodity Price Report presents some of the food price data collected by the Committee during this pandemic. To view the full Report, click here.
CCC partners with UNCTAD for Global Policy Dialogue
18 NOVEMBER 2021
GLOBAL POLICY DIALOGUE
The CARICOM Competition Commission will partner with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to host the Global Policy Dialogue on post-COVID resurgence of MSMEs and Competition Policy. The virtual event will take place from 1-3 December, 2021. To register for the event click https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lDgPcqT8T26W6cmHiO9vIQ
CCC Virtual Webinar on Competition and Compliance Considerations for Attorneys
“COMPETITION IN THE CSME AND COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS FOR ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW”
The Commission in collaboration with the Jamaica Bar Association (JAMBAR) will host a virtual webinar on “Competition in the CSME and Compliance Considerations for Attorneys-at-Law” on October 28, 2021 via Zoom. This will be the first of a series of webinars to be held by the Commission in 4th quarter of 2021.
The registration link for the virtual webinar for Attorneys is: https://lnkd.in/dp5XiM6H
To see the full press release and other presenters during the webinar click here
CCC Strategic Plan 2020-2022
30 March 2021
CARICOM Competition Commission Strategic Plan 2020-2022
The CARICOM Competition Commission is pleased to present to the public its Strategic Plan 2020-2022. The Strategic Plan represents the institution's first effort in mapping its way forward in conjunction with its target audience and stakeholders. To view the full document click here.
CCC Launches Online Questionnaire for Airline Study
CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) launches virtual questionnaire for airline customers on competition and consumer concerns in CARICOM
By press release dated 2nd September 2020, the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) informed the regional public of the launch of its Market Study of Scheduled Air Transport in CARICOM.
Three (3) concerns motivate the market study: (a) customer experiences with flight cancellations due to COVID-19; (b) airline ticket pricing; and (c) the legal and regulatory framework that govern competition amongst airlines operating in the region and consumer protection for regional airline customers.
A key data gathering component of the market study is an online survey targeting airline customers in CARICOM. The CCC also urges airline customers in the region whose travel plans were disrupted by COVID-19 to participate in this important exercise.
The link to online airline customer questionnaire is available via the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FS5YZVQ. It is easy to understand and can be completed in less than 10 minutes using any internet enabled devices such a tablet or mobile phone.
The online questionnaire is also available on the websites and social media platforms of participating national competition and consumer authorities, and ministries responsible for competition and consumer protection in each member state.
Your participation will help the CCC gather information needed to identify potential competition and consumer protection issues in the scheduled air transport sector. Any critical issue identified will be addressed in a coordinated and pro-active way by the regional community for the benefit of airline customers, and the scheduled air transport sector.
As always, please stay safe and follow the health guidance provided by authorities during this COVID-19 pandemic.
CARICOM Competition Commission
7th October 2020
To Download the PDF of the Press Release please click here.
CCC establishes COVID-19 Steering Committee
CCC announces winners of Essay Competition
CCC Announces Winners of its Inaugural Regional Secondary School Essay Competition
The CCC is pleased to announce the winners of its Inaugural Regional Secondary School Essay Competition. The competition concluded on 30 March 2020. To view the press release with the full list of winners and students the Commission would like to commend for submitting high quality essays, please click here.
Justice Christopher Blackman
CARICOM Competition Commission
30 April 2020
Submissions Closed for the Inaugural CCC Regional Essay Contest
CARICOM Competition Commission