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Consumer has the right for bill of purchase

(Liberec, July 19, 2017) Sellers are obliged to issue not only an “EET” document, but also a bill of purchase if a consumer asks for it. The Inspectorate of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority based in the Ústí and Liberec Regions carried out inspections at butcher shops and shops offering regional products and it focused on compliance with the Act on Consumer Protection which stipulates the trader’s obligation to issue a bill of purchase based on consumer’s request, as well as to inform about prices. Breaches of law were detected in five cases.

Counterfeits - 1Q 2017

(Prague, July 10, 2017) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out inspections aimed at compliance with certain intellectual property rights in the first quarter of 2017. Violations of legal regulations were discovered in 303 of 490 inspections, including 81 cases in which breaches of section 8 of the Act on Consumer Protection which prohibits offer, sale and storage of products infringing certain intellectual property rights, were detected. Inspectors collected 6,294 items of counterfeits amounting to the sale value of CZK 16,202,388. The Adidas trademark was detected most frequently.

Discounts - 1Q 2017

(Prague, July 7, 2017) Discounts are very popular among Czech consumers, so they are provided continuously. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected that in the 1st quarter of 2017 consumers were still deceived and the number of findings didn’t decrease when compared with previous periods. In this evaluated period, in total 1,838 inspections were carried out on the territory of the Czech Republic and shortcomings were discovered in 40% of cases, which was about the same ratio as in the same period of last year. In the 1st quarter of 2017, in total 499 fines amounting to 6.3 million CZK were imposed.