Palace of the Parliament in Brazzaville. The Commercial and Entrepreneurial Capacity-Building Project (PRCCE) in the Republic of Congo assisted the country’s Ministry of Trade and Supply (MCA) in organizing and hosting a day’s seminar focusing on business environment and control of high cost of living in Congo. The event was part of the celebration of the National Trade and Business Day. Taking the floor, the Director of Domestic Trade and the Director of Competition and Consumption at the MCA as well as their technical assistants dispatched by the Louis Berger Consortium highlighted the important linkages between a competition and consumer protection policy on one hand and economic development and consumers’ welfare on the other hand. Such a policy entails fighting anti-competitive practices such as cartels, abuse of dominant position, and anti-competitive mergers. The seminar occurs in a period when a bill on free competition and consumers’ rights is being prepared in Congo. The seminar was attended by about 300 participants representing various ministerial departments and sector regulation authorities as well as academics, the private sector, the civil society, and development partners.