Welcome to the home of the Gambia Competition Commission. This website is designed to provide all stakeholders and their advisors an explanation of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2007 regarding prohibited business practices. It covers most of the issues on prohibited practices of interest to businesses, their advisers and legal practitioners, and also provides answers to the types of questions that one may ask about the Act and the Competition Commission.
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ONGOING CAPACITY BUILDING AT THE GCC
As part of the ongoing Tradecom funded ‘Support to the GCC’ project, Staff of the GCC are undergoing an in-house training by experts on the substantive areas of Competition Law enforcement aimed at building human and institutional capacity of the Gambia Competition Commission. The following deliverables are expected from the project :
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Activity 1: Assessment of the status of enforcement of the Competition Act and level playing field in key sectors, with a focus on the position of foreign investors
Activity 2: Legal review of the Competition Act, Drafting of a model Consumer Protection Law and development of draft enforcement guidelines and advice for implementation of a merger control regime for the GCC
Activity 3: Developing and implementing a capacity building programme for GCC staff on substantive principles, case management, analysis and investigation, including training of trainers component and providing technical advisory services to the GCC management
GCC strengthens linkwith CLA- to support the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference (CLC 2013)
The Gambia Competition Commission is a Supporting Organization to one of the most prestigious events on the international legal calendar, the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference (CLC 2013), which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 14-18 April, 2013.The conference will be organized by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association - an international professional association of lawyers from throughout the Commonwealth
The Conference will highlight the legal, socio-economic and commercial challenges faced by the legal profession in Commonwealth jurisdictions and provide an opportunity to exchange information and learn from this. Delegates from all Commonwealth countries will have an opportunity to network, exchange views, experiences and possible solutions in the breathtaking shadow of Cape Town’s Table Mountain –one of the New7Wonders of Nature. For further information about the Conference, we invite you to visit the website: http://www.commonwealthlaw2013.org
GCC in its quest to enforce the Competition Act 2007 attaches great importance to capacity. The GCC has continuously echoed the fact that competition law/policy is a new field with very limited experts in the sub-region and this poses a challenge to effective competition law enforcement. The GCC as part of implementing its three year strategic plan do expose staff to international trainings, seminars, internships etc to learn international best practice of competition law enforcement and other trade related issues. In this section, we attached ‘‘back to office report’’ of trainings/seminars attended by staff of GCC.