Tahiti competition watchdog head dismissed

2:35 pm on 6 August 2020

The head of French Polynesia's competition watchdog has been sacked.

Competition watchdog

Competition watchdog Photo: supplied FB

The government removed Jacques Merot from the position on behest of the agency's members.

He was alleged to have lacked impartiality and dignity.

Last year, the agency - in its first ever ruling - had fined the Wane group $US2.3 million for abusing its dominant market position.

The ruling was overturned by the Appeal Court in Paris which found a lack of impartiality by Mr Merot as he had commented on the case while investigations were being conducted.