Consumer Protection

PNG currently has limited consumer protection laws, though the ICCC has been working to protect consumers from unsafe products and, in some cases, recall hazardous products.

 

Treasury has instructed the Review Team to "assess the appropriateness, or otherwise, of existing consumer protection provisions in addressing information asymmetry and encouraging fair business practices".

Public consultations were held on the Public Report and Recommendations. Comments were invited from all interested groups and individuals, with a closing date of Friday 5 May 2017

The Review's first Issues Paper: Consumer Protection and Economic Empowerment of Women in PNG, is available for download

 

Please submit your comments by email to: comment@CCFReview.info or by telephone to +675 321 0400 (please ask for 'the Competition Review').

Business Competition

Competition between businesses in PNG is protected by the Independent Consumer and Competition Act. Having been in force for 12 years, it is timely to review how well that Act is working and whether it can be improved.

Treasury required the Review Team to "consider and make recommendations where appropriate, aimed at ensuring that PNG’s competition and consumer regulatory settings and agencies, particularly the ICCC Act and the  ICCC, are effective in protecting and facilitating competition and consistent with international best practice."

Public consultations were held on the Public Report and Recommendations. Comments were invited from all interested groups and individuals, with a closing date of Friday 5 May 2017

The Second Issues Paper: Competitive Markets and Fair Trading is available for download.

Please submit your comments by email to: comment@CCFReview.info or by telephone to +675 321 0400 (please ask for 'the Competition Review').

Regulation and Pricing

The ICCC has functions under both the ICCC Act and the Prices Regulation Act in relation to setting and monitoring the prices of goods and services in PNG, and conducting reviews of productivity in particular industries in response to Ministerial instructions. 

 

Additionally, regulatory contracts governing service standards and pricing are in force or under negotiation in the key industries of electricity supply, ports, postal services, and third party motor vehicle insurance. 

 

Treasury required the Review Team to examine how well these measures are operating and whether reform is desirable.

Public consultations were held on the Public Report and Recommendations. Comments were invited from all interested groups and individuals, with a closing date of Friday 5 May 2017

The Third Issues Paper: Industry Regulation and Price Oversight is now available for download.

Please submit your comments by email to: comment@CCFReview.info or by telephone to +675 321 0400 (please ask for 'the Competition Review').

Contact the Review Team:

The review has now completed its work and closed.

Contact Treasury Department:

The Consumer & Competition Framework Review is managed by the Department of Treasury:

 

Treasury offices:

Level 8, The Treasury

Islander Drive

P O Box 542

Waigani 131

National Capital District

Papua New Guinea

 

Phone: (675) 313 3643

 

Review Manager:

Mr Paul Arutu

Markets Policy Division

 

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