About FCCC

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) is an independent statutory body established under Section 7 of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Act 2010 (“FCCC Act”) that promotes effective competition and informed markets, encourages fair trading, and protects consumers and businesses from restrictive practices and controls prices of regulated industries and other markets where competition is lessened or limited.

Ensuring compliance with its regulatory requirements is one of FCCC’s principal objectives.  This is achieved through the use of a variety of compliance tools, giving consideration to using the most appropriate tool necessary to obtain compliance, and when required, to promote general deterrence.
1. About FCCC

1.1 Overview

FCCC is the sole Competition Regulator of Fiji. FCCC is an independent statutory body established under Section 7 of the FCCC Act 2010 to ensure the integrated framework for the regulation of monopoly market structures; encourage competition, prevent restrictive trade practices, ensure consumer protection, and undertake pricing of public utilities and other price controlled items.
The FCCC is headed by a Chairperson and is assisted by the Commissioners where is the secretariat is headed by the Chief Executive Officer and assisted by the staff members. After the merger in 2010, FCCC has increased and strengthened its compliance and enforcement procedures of the FCCC Act to ensure best deals for the consumers and traders and obstacles to competition are eliminated.
FCCC seeks to maintain and encourage the competitive process with a view to promoting economic efficiency and consumer welfare. Its objective is to spur firms and individual players in the market to compete with each other to secure the patronage of customers in terms of, inter alia, competitive prices, good quality and greater choice for them. This objective of the FCCC is to ensure a fair and equitable market and provides the stimulus for growth.
The aim of the FCCC is to ensure delivery of benefits of competition regime in Fiji, vis-á-vis economic development, greater efficiency in international trade and consumer welfare. The FCCC’s objective is to ensure substantial benefits from the strengthening of the application of competition policy principles in terms of “greater production, allocative and dynamic efficiency, welfare and growth.” The FCCC notes that  competition rewards good performance, encourages entrepreneurial activity, catalyses entry of new firms, promotes greater efficiency on the part of enterprises, reduces cost of production, improves competitiveness of enterprises and sanctions poor performance by producers, ensures product quality, cheaper prices and passing on of cost savings to consumers. The FCCC is a multi-sector regulator. It regulates Competition, pricing and is also a consumer protection agency.