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Media Release: Treasurer Hon. Patrick Pruaitch CMG, MP media statement on review to improve consumer protection and competition environment for Papua New Guinea

Wednesday 23rd 2016

The Treasurer, the Hong Patrick Pruaitch today announced the release of two papers by the Consumer and Competition Framework Review Team.

The Treasurer said that the issues papers seek the views of stakeholders on various issues. He explained that such views would help the Government to better understand the challenges and concerns confronting both businesses and consumers. He encouraged stakeholders to read the papers and to provide any comments they may have on the various issues raised. 

"Reports need stakeholder input"

Post-Courier, 14 March 2016


The Post-Courier has reported the announcement by the Treasurer, Mr Patrick Pruaitch, of two issues papers released by the Consumer and Competition Framework Review.


"Stakeholders are encouraged to read the papers and provide any comments they may have on the various issues raised," said Mr Pruaitch.


Mr Pruaitch added that the review is part of the Government's plan to ensure that PNG has a strong regulator and the tools to enforce the competition and consumer protection law so that markets operate competitively and ethical traders, small businesses and consumers are not treated unfairly, misled or deceived.


"Extension of Consultation on Consumer Issues"

10 September 2015


In order to allow interested persons additional time to comment on the "Issues Paper: Consumer Protection and Economic Empowerment of Women in PNG" the deadline for comments has been extended to 30 October 2015


Interested groups and individuals are encouraged to provide their comments by email to: or by telephone to +675 321 0400 (please ask for 'the Competition Review').


"Treasury-led Consumer and Competition Review Underway"

Port Moresby, 10 July 2015


The Review Team today released its first Issues Paper, pursuant to the Consumer and Competition Review. 


The "Issues Paper: Consumer Protection and Economic Empowerment of Women in PNG" raises a series of questions about consumer issues and women's economic empowerment, and requests comments by individuals and organizations. 


This is the first in a series of three proposed Issues Papers. The next issues paper will address competition and fair trading issues. 


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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