Electricity Transmission Consultants (BD) Ltd. & Tower Solutions Inc.
Lead NCPCanada
Supporting NCP(s)Canada
DescriptionSpecific Instance concerning the alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)Disclosure, Competition
Date1 Mar 2020
Host country(ies)Bangladesh
SourceTrade Union, Business
Industry sectorConstruction
StatusIn progress

Read the initial statement published 13 July 2021: English

On 11 March 2021, Electricity Transmission Consultants Ltd. (ETCBL), a Bangladesh based consultancy firm, alleged that Tower Solutions Inc., a Canadian communication service, had not observed the Disclosure (Chapter III) and Competition (Chapter X) provisions of the Guidelines. Specifically, ETCBL alleged that Tower Solutions Inc. failed to provide compensation for services provided to enter the Bangladesh market and failed to provide compensation for services, contrary to commitments made. Tower Solutions Inc. rejected the allegations and claimed to have operated according to the commitment between the parties.

The Canadian NCP determined the issues to merit further examination and will move to offer good offices. A mediator identified by the NCP has been agreed upon by the parties and mediation is expected to start in the second semester of 2021.