Barbados

Consumer Protection Agency:   Fair Trading Commission
    The Barbados Fair Trading Commission was established by means of the Fair Trading Commission Act on January 2nd, 2001
    The BFTC evolved from its predecessor the Public Utilities Board which was responsible for regulating public utilities such as electricity and telephone services, from 1955 until 2001.
    The Consumer Protection Act - CAP. 326D (2002)
     
Contact person:   Peggy Griffith
    Chief Executive Officer
    Fair Trading Commission, Barbados
    Good Hope, Green Hill
    St. Michael
    BB12003
    Barbados
     
Telephone/Fax:   (246) 424-0260/ (246) 424-0300
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Website:   www.ftc.gov.bb
     
Consumer Protection Agency:   The Office of Public Counsel
    The Office of Public Counsel has responsibility for:
    (a) dealing with matters under the Consumer Guarantee Act, and before the Consumer Affairs Tribunal
    (b) mandate to protect and promote the individual and collective interests of domestic consumers of ultility services such as electricity, gas, and telephone  in utility regulation matters befopre the Fair Trading Commission and in appeals to utility decisions of the Fair Trading Commission.
    The Consumers Guarantee Act - CAP. 326E (2002)
     
Contact person:   Eli Edwards
    Public Counsel
    Office of Public Counsel
    Good Hope, Green Hill
    St. Michael
    BB12003
    Barbados
     
Telephone/Fax:   (246) 310-2606 / (246) 436-9202
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Website:   www.commerce.gov.bb
     
Consumer Protection Agency:   Department of Commerce
    The department of Commerce (formely) Price Control Division has responsibility for the monitoring of price control items and weights and measures. It has undertaken activities to provide consumers with price data on a quarterly basis of certain basic food items.
    Miscellaneous Control Act - CAP. 329 (1970)
    Control of Standards Act
    Weights and Measures Act - CAP. 331 (1997)
     
Contact person:   Jeffrey Kellman
    Director
    Department of Commerce
    Fontabelle
    St. Michael
    Barbados
     
Telephone/Fax:   (246) 437-3552; 437-3558 / (246) 228-3821
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Website:   www.commerce.gov.bb
     
Non-Governmental Organisation   Barbados Consumer Research Organisation
     
Contact person:   Mr. Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt
     
Telephone:   (246) 419 2667/ (246) 419 8637 / (246) 253 4794
     
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Website:   www.consumers.org.bb