The Fair Competition Tribunal is a specialized and independent quasi-judicial body that combines expertise in economics and business with expertise in law whose function is to hear and determine cases involving competition and regulatory issues arising from orders and decisions of the Fair Competition Commission (FCC) and regulatory authorities namely Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA), Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) and Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA).
Although the Fair Competition Tribunal and Fair Competition Commission are established under the Fair Competition Act, 2003, the Tribunal should be clearly distinguished from the Fair Competition Commission as each one has distinctive functions and powers. Whereas the Fair Competition Commission administers and ensures compliance with the Fair Competition Act, 2003 and decides matters at first instance, the Tribunal is an appellate body that hears appeals from orders and decisions of the Fair Competition Commission and regulatory authorities. In other words, the Fair Competition Tribunal is at the apex of competition and regulatory framework.
Vision & Mission
The Vision of the Fair Competition Tribunal is to be an excellent appellate Tribunal in competition and regulation matters with high precision in adjudicating appeals and maintaining accessibility by the industry and consumers.
The Mission of the Fair Competition Tribunal is to deliver timely justice that ensures protection and promotion of fair competition and effective regulation for enhanced market operations and consumer welfare.
Our Core Values
The Fair Competition Tribunal recognizes that under a competitive market environment, time is one of the most valuable ingredients. Timely output and efficiency are key factors in such a business arena. As an appellate body, the Tribunal will endeavour to ensure services that meet customer demands. To this end, the Tribunal will adhere to the following principles:
- Timely justice
- Efficiency and effectiveness, and