FTC VISION : Be the leading institution in the protection of consumers and the competition process for the promotion of socio-economic welfare. FTC MISSION :"Advocating & enforcing consumer rights and obligations whilst fostering a fair and competitive business environment in Seychelles.”

The Fair Trading Commission is required under the Fair Trading Commission Act to issue guidelines on the economic and legal analysis which shall be used for the determination of cases under the FCA.

These guidelines can be downloaded below:

  • Relevant Market:

    The FTC guidelines on definition of relevant market provide information to all concerned parties on how the Commission defines   relevant markets when investigating cases under the Fair Trading Commission Act, 2009 and the Fair Competition Act, 2009. The definition of relevant market is a fundamental step for of all investigations of alleged abuses of dominant position, restrictive agreements and competition-restricting concentrations conducted by the Fair Trading Commission.  The definition of relevant market is a tool to identify and define products which are the subject of competition, as well as to set the geographic area in which the concerned parties competed.

  • Abuse of Dominance:

    This guideline explains how the Fair Trading Commission will operate its powers under the Act in assessing the conduct of dominant enterprise(s). It indicates some of the factors which the Commission considers relevant in determining whether an enterprise is dominant and whether its behaviour will or may be regarded as abusive. It is intended that this guideline should be of assistance not only to those enterprises which are dominant in their market or markets, but also to their customers and other businesses.

  • Collusive Agreements:

    This guideline set out some of the factors and circumstances which the Commission may consider in determining whether agreements are collusive. They indicate the manner in which the Commission will interpret and give effect to the provisions of the Act when assessing agreements between enterprises. Note that this guideline should be read in conjunction with the Commission guideline on Remedies and Penalties.

  • Mergers:

    This guideline provide an outline of the broad analytical framework applied by the Commission when assessing whether a merger is likely to substantially lessen competition under the Fair Competition Act 2009.

  • Penalties and Remedies:

    The Fair Competition Act 2009 gives  Commission the power to issue directionsand impose financial penalties on enterprises for infringing PART 3 (sub-part 1-5) of the Fair Competition Act. This guideline describes the approach of  Commission  to setting remedies and penalties, as required by Section 41-46 of the Fair Competition Act 2009.