The Competition Department establishes the policy framework and guidelines in implementing the Competition Act. The Competition Department works in close partnership with other departments to ensure that GCCPC makes an impact on the Gambian economy, helps businesses and consumers in The Gambia benefit from the Competition Act, contributes meaningfully to regional and global competition communities, and prepares itself for the future challenges and opportunities. The department also undertakes economic analysis and conducts market studies, and investigates and evaluates the economic merits of competition cases.
The EC Division provides the GCCPC with all the legal and enforcement expertise necessary for the GCCPC to fulfill its mission of championing competition for growth and choice. Specifically, the LC Division takes the lead in enforcement action and applies rigorous legal analysis in all investigations and notifications under the Competition Act. It also undertakes critical review of the Competition Act, subsidiary legislation and the GCCPC guidelines, performs all in-house legal advisory work required in the execution of GCCPCâ€™ functions and represents GCCPC in all court and appeal proceedings.
Consumer Protection Department
The Consumer Protection department seeks to protect consumers form unfair and discriminatory trade practices, they investigates violations of the consumer protection Act. The department undertakes advocacy work and sensitizes stakeholders on the consumer protection act. The work with the consumer protection tribunal to see that cases brought to the secretariat are forwarded for hearing and possible redress. The department also advises consumers and businesses of the requirement of the act, they receive and process consumer complains as well.
Finance and Admin Department
The Finance and Admin Department comprises the Human Resource, Finance and Administration & IT Units. It strives to make the GCCPC a great place to work, by supporting a quality career, developing employee capabilities, engaging staff, and providing a positive experience through effective and efficient services.