Competition and Consumer Protection
We are helping Pacific countries develop well-functioning competition law and consumer protection frameworks.
Weak or ineffective competition is detrimental to consumers, businesses, and economic growth. PSDI works to establish or strengthen competition and consumer protection safeguards in Pacific countries to ensure markets benefit consumers and traders at all levels of the economy.
Competition and Consumer Protection at a glance
Competition policies and laws
Vanuatu now has a Competition and Consumer Protection Policy. The Council of Ministers recently passed the PSDI-drafted policy, which articulates the government’s goals for developing competitive markets and empowering consumers.
PSDI, supported by Australian High Commission Papua New Guinea, is working with the Government of Papua New Guinea to promote competition among businesses and improve consumer protections.
PSDI competition experts concluded a week of training for staff at PNG’s Independent Consumer and Competition Commission on Friday. The training, on market definition and assessment, was the third PSDI has delivered to the ICCC.
The consultation draft of a report produced by PSDI as part of the Papua New Guinea’s Consumer and Competition Framework Review (CCFR) has been released for public comment.