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CARICOM Competition Commission Quarterly Report January – March 2016

May 06, 2016

CARICOM Competition Commission  Quarterly Report  January – March 2016

This report highlights the work of the CARICOM Competition Commission (Commission) for the first quarter of 2016, in the areas of competition law and policy, and consumer welfare and protection of consumer interests in the CARICOM region. The work of the Commission is guided by the institution’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.

For the full report please click here.

World Consumer Rights Day 2016 Activities

Each year on March 15th, we celebrate World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD). WCRD provides an opportunity for national and regional consumer organisations to draw attention to the important role that consumer protection policies and laws play in making societies safer and fairer. There is a greater awareness and demand by consumers for their rights to be respected and protected. In the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) sets the minimum standards for consumer protection which Member States are expected to provide to their citizens under Articles 184 and 185 of the RTC. 

This year the theme for WCRD is Antibiotics off the menu. According to Consumers International (CI) antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health facing consumers today. If urgent action is not taken to tackle antibiotic resistance consumers could face a future where common infections and minor injuries can lead to death. CI is calling for global time bound commitments to end the routine use of antibiotics in human medicine, across all meat and poultry supply chains. In CARICOM, agencies with consumer protection mandates such as the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) and the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) support consumer agencies and NGOs in warning of the dangers of antibiotic resistance to our health, and its impact on our food security as a region.

For the  list of activities in some of the Member States, please click here.

Joint Statement CCC & CAHFSA on WCRD 2016


                 JOINT STATEMENT BY THE CCC AND CAHFSA FOR WCRD 2016

                                           ANTIBIOTICS RESISTANCE!


For WCRD 2016, the international consumer protection community is once again tackling the issue of consumer health and diets. The focus in 2015, was on encouraging consumers to make smarter decisions on the foods they eat, while calling on food producers to reduce the level of salt, sugar and fat found in processed foods.

For the full statement please click here.

CARICOM Competition Commission Quarterly Report October-December 2015

February 24, 2016

This report highlights the work of the CARICOM Competition Commission (Commission) for the fourth quarter of 2015, in the areas of competition law and policy, and consumer welfare and protection in the CARICOM region. The work of the Commission is guided by the institution’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.

For the full report please click here.

CCC hosts consumer meeting with Ministry of Trade and Industry and Consumentenkring

February 23, 2016


CARICOM Competition Commission hosts consumer meeting with Ministry of Trade and Industry and Consumentenkring