The Tailoring of Competition Policy to Caribbean Circumstances: Some Suggestions

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Rajan Dhanjee


Competition policy is concerned with preserving and promoting competition, both by enforcing competition law against restrictive business practices (RBPs) by firms, and by influencing other governmental policies or measures affecting competition. The present article focuses mainly upon RBP control. From their origin in Canada and the United States during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, competition laws have now - to a large extent because of the universal trend towards market liberalization - spread to the majority of countries, among which are three Caribbean countries: Barbados, Jamaica and St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

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