Cross-border Consumer Protection Enforcement: Finding an Optimal Model for CARICOM

The paper reviews three models for cross-border consumer protection enforcement for CARICOM with the aim of finding an optimal model that is best suited to the circumstances of CARICOM Member States.  The results of the analysis should be of interest to all who are actively involved in consumer protection law enforcement in the region. To view the full paper click here.

 

CCC Guidelines on Administrative Procedures and Setting Fines for Anti-competitive Business Conduct

CCC Guidelines on Administrative Procedures and Setting Fines for Anti-competitive Business Conduct

The CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) as part of its functions under Article 173.2 (c) and (h) of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas has developed two guidelines on administrative procedures for competition complaints and setting fines for anticompetitive business conduct.

1.    Internal Guidance to Staff on CCC Administrative Procedures 2015

2.    CCC Guidelines for Setting Fines 2015

The CCC is now making these two guidelines publicly available and accessible to our key stakeholder groups in the CSME. This serves to promote transparency and  facilitates a greater understanding of the administrative, investigative and enforcement practices of the CCC.

The two guidelines were submitted to the Thirty-ninth and Forty-first Meetings of the Council on Trade and Economic Development (COTED) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for consideration and approval. These final versions of the two guidelines incorporate feedback from the COTED.