FCCC Divisions

FCCC Divisions

Corporate & Finance Division 

The Corporate & Finance (CF) Division supports the Divisions in achieving FCCC’s mission through the delivery of key corporate services critical to the success of the organisation. Primarily, the CF Division oversees the functions of human resource, finance, procurement, information technology and administration. It strives to make FCCC a great place to work, by supporting a quality career, developing employee capabilities, engaging staff, and providing a positive experience through the delivery of effective and efficient services.

Legal, Risk Management & Governance Division 

Legal, risk and governance division has the overall responsibility of the management of legal, risk management and governance of FCCC.

Legal 

Our Legal division assists in making legally informed decisions and manages litigation, facilitated by internal resources and/or external litigation services where necessary.

The role of our in-house lawyers include providing sound and accurate legal advice, specialist drafting of legal documents and helping to prepare and manage litigation. Our in-house lawyers also manage external lawyers who are engaged where additional resources are needed.

The legal division administers the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Act 2010.

Risk & Governance  

This Unit within the Legal division is responsible for the establishment, operation and management of an enterprise-wide risk management system. This includes, but is not limited to, assess, monitor and manage business risk, including strategic, operational, financial and compliance risk.

The Unit also manages risk and governance by strengthening business resilience and building an agile, adaptive culture- giving us the foundations for sustainable performance in all market conditions.

Economic Regulation Division

The Economic Regulation department of the FCCC is responsible for determining the prices of the products that is controlled by the FCCC pursuant to a Price Control Order and undertaking independent analysis and review on any industry engaged in the supply of electricity, water, sewage, post, broadcasting, telecommunications, ports, civil aviation or any other industries that is declared subsequently in Section 5, Regulated Industries of the Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission Act 2010. Through economic regulation, the department aims to get the right balance between providing incentives and equitable returns for regulated businesses to invest, and ensuring that consumers are charged prices that align with the cost of the goods or services they receive.

Price Control and Monitoring Division 

The Department of Price Control and Monitoring performs one of the major core function of the Fijian Commerce Commission (‘Commission’) under the Commerce Commission Act 2010 (CCA2010) and that is to control prices of goods and services where competition is restricted or lessened or as the Commission deems necessary. On this regard, the Commission is empowered under the CCA2010 to fix and declare by order through the approval of the Minister the maximum prices of goods and services that are under price control. Such control is necessary to ensure affordability whilst maintaining equitable returns in local trade.

 The Department undertakes price reviews and costing assessments of price control goods and services. In addition, the Commission conducts monitoring exercises in the Fijian market in terms of trader inspections, general monitoring and surveillance to ensure compliance with the relevant provisions of price control under CCA 2010. Further, the Department conducts market research to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies in the various industries developments.

Competition & Compliance Division 

The Competition and Compliance Department strives to protect and promote the rights and interests of the consumers of Fiji.
 
The department enforces the Competition provisions under Part six (6) of the FCCC Act 2010 which promotes economic efficiency which leads to lower prices, increased choices and greater economic growth and ultimately enhancement of the overall welfare of all Fijian. The department also enforces the Compliance provisions of FCCC Act 2010, to ensure that Fijian consumer are protected from Unfair Trade Practices.
 
The core function of the department is to investigate complaints relating to Restrictive and Unfair Trade Practices relating to supply of goods and services in Fijian market. Other role of the department includes; Promoting the awareness of consumers, recognizing/working together with consumer body, making available to consumers information and guidelines relating to the obligation of persons and the rights and remedies available under the FCCC Act 2010.