Competition and Fair Trading


The Government considers that competition is important as a means by which the welfare of PNG's people can be improved. The Government intends the competitive process to have full scope to operate in PNG's goods and services markets.


The ICCC Act protects competition by prohibiting certain kinds of business behaviours that damage or prevent competition in markets.


The Consumer & Competition Framework Review will examine the competition laws under the ICCC Act, how those laws have been administered, and the needs of businesses operating in PNG's markets. 


Competition and fair trading issues are discussed in the Second Issues Paper, available for download here.