FAIR COMPETITION COMMISSION

 

Fair Competition Commission Functions

According to the Fair Competition Act, the FCC will carry out the following functions in line with efforts to fulfill its objectives:

1. Administer the Fair Competition Act and develop and promote policies for enhancing competition and consumer welfare;
2. Control, manage and efficiently perform the functions of the Commission under the Act;
3. Promote and enforce compliance with the Act;
4. Promote public knowledge, awareness and understanding of the obligations, rights and remedies under the Act and the duties, functions and activities of the Commission;
5. Make available to consumers information and guidelines relating to the obligations of persons under the Act and the rights and remedies available to consumers under the Act;
6. Carry out inquiries studies and research into matters relating to competition and the Protection of the interests of consumers;
7. Study government policies, procedures and programs, legislations and proposals for legislation so as to assess their effects on competition and consumer welfare and publicise the results of such studies;
8. Investigate impediments to competition, including entry into and exit from markets, in the economy as a whole or in particular sectors and publicise the results of such investigations;
9. Investigate policies, procedures and programs of regulatory authorities so as to assess their effects on competition and consumer welfare and publicise the results of such studies;
10. Participate in deliberations and proceedings of the government, government commissions, regulatory authorities and other bodies in relation to competition and consumer welfare;
11. Make representations to government, government commissions, regulatory authorities and other bodies on matters related to competition and consumer welfare;
12. Consult with consumer bodies, regulatory authorities, business organizations and other interested persons;
13. Consult with the competition authorities of other countries;
14. Represent Tanzania at international forum concerned with matters relating to competition or the interests of consumers.


The FCC also provides a secretariat for the National Consumer Advocacy Council (NCAC), which was established under section 92 of the Fair Competition Act (No. 8 of 2003).

Functions under Merchandise Marks Act,1963 (MMA)

1. To represent the interests of consumers by making submissions to, providing views and information to and consulting with the Commission, regulatory authorities and government ministries;
2. To receive and disseminate information and views on matters of interest to consumers;
3. To establish regional and sector consumer committees and consult with them;


To consult with industry, government and other consumer groups on matters of interest to consumers.