This Website is designed to provide all stakeholders and their advisors an explanation of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2007 and Consumer Protection Act 2014. It covers most of the issues on prohibited practices of interest to businesses, their advisors and legal practitioners, Protection of consumers from unfair and misleading market practices and also provides answers to the types of questions that one may ask about the Act and the Competition Commission.
With a small and open economy, The Gambia has to promote healthy competition and provide an even playing field in the market for all businesses, and ensure a more vibrant and prosperous economy. Competition plays a crucial role in economic development and motivates enterprises to be more efficient and responsive to the needs of consumers. With the addition of consumer protection mandate, the Commission is also charged with the responsibility of protecting consumers from unfair and misleading market practices. The addition of the consumer protection to the Commission’s mandate Â has also necessitated a name change from Gambia Competition Commission (GCC) to Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC).
As both the Competition Act 2007 and Consumer Protection Act 2014 are relatively new, anyone that is not sure whether it affects him or her, is advised to read this website (and its download area) or consult the Legal Division at the Competition Commission for further information and/or clarification on the provisions of the Act.
The Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is a statutory authority under the purview of the Ministry of Trade and Industry composed of five Commissioners appointed by the President, and headed by a Chairperson.
Please see GCCPC Role and Organisational Structure for more Information.