We’ve all heard the phrase, “the free market,” but just how “free” is it? As it turns out, the Palmetto State has a multitude of statutes that regulate what business can and can’t do, from price fixing and monopolies to false advertising and insider trading. There are also state-wide restrictions on the formation and structure of new businesses. Below you will find South Carolina-specific laws on business and commerce, for both companies and consumers -- including laws on business formation and the regulation of trade and securities. Choose a link from the list below to get started.