CARICOM places Competition Policy and Law in the spotlight

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)…April 10, 2010 – The importance of Competition Policy and Consumer Welfare in the regional integration process will be the focus of a seminar on Competition Policy and Law and Consumer Welfare to be held in Trinidad and Tobago at the Carlton Savannah Hotel on 12 April 2010.

Topics to be discussed at the one-day seminar include Competition Policy in CARICOM, Consumer Affairs and Consumer Protection Law and Policy.

Participations will hear from representatives of the Ministry of Legal and Foreign Affairs, the CARICOM Competition Commission, Jamaica Fair Trading Commission, OECS Secretariat, CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), Caribbean Consumer Council and the CARICOM Secretariat.

The seminar which is organized by the CARICOM Secretariat with funding provided by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF), Caribbean Integration Support Programme (CISP) is one in a series of seminars on Competition Policy and Law which will be facilitated throughout the region.

This activity is a continuation of the CARICOM Secretariat’s public education programme on the CSME, including regional Competition Policy developments. Last month, more than seventy members of the public and private sector benefited from Competition Policy and Law Seminars in Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis.

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