The Fair Competition Tribunal is established under the Fair Competition Act, 2003 whose objective is to enhance welfare of the people of Tanzania as a whole by:
� promoting and protecting effective competition in markets; and
� preventing unfair and misleading market conduct throughout Tanzania.
The Fair Competition Tribunal is a specialized quasi-judicial organ whose function is to hear and determine appeals and applications that arise from decisions and orders made by the Fair Competition Commission (FCC) and regulatory authorities in the network and utilities sectors namely Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) and Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) as well as to enforce and execute its orders.
In discharging these functions, the Tribunal is vested with all powers similar to those of the High Court of Tanzania when dealing with appeal cases. Such powers include:
- confirm, reverse or vary the decision appealed against;
- remit the proceedings to the body of first instance with such directions as may be appropriate;
- order the body of first instance to conduct fresh proceedings; and;
- make any necessary incidental or consequential orders such as:
- compensation for the loss suffered
- prohibition orders
- declaratory orders
- punitive sanctions such as fines.