Foreigners discriminated in 8 Prague restaurants

(Special inspection action on national discrimination in restaurants)(Prague, July 23, 2014) Surveys show that most visitors to the Czech Republic most frequently visit the capital of Prague. In order to develop tourism it is necessary to check whether offered services make good impression and inspire tourists for another visit. Hence, annually inspectors of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority target at attractive and touristic locations and inspect fairness of services providers in order to check – among others – whether foreign consumers are...

Defects mainly in LPG and diesel

(Monitoring of fuel quality in June 2014 and 1st half of 2014)(Prague, June 17, 2014) 9 of 236 motor fuel samples collected at filling stations and inspected by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority in June failed the determined limits of applicable technical standards. Besides three diesel fuel samples and the same number of LPG samples, there was one sample of petrol, diesel fuel blend, and FAME that failed the quality criteria. During the first half of 2014, the total of 1,365 fuel samples were collected and noncompliant quality was detected ...

Film festival ended with prizes and fines

(Pilsen, July 14, 2014) Life in Karlovy Vary returns to normal after the 49th International Film Festival, but it is not sure whether all guests return to their homes with good memories. CTIA inspectors may guess because all through the festival they inspected fairness of selling products and level of provided services. Inspection results showed that every third guest or customer was harmed. There were minor shortcomings, including missing information about prices of products and services as well as use of uncertified glasses and incorrect weig...

Besides fakes also risky products at border marketplaces

(Pilsen/Ústí, July 2, 2014) Inspectors focused on marketplaces in border regions where especially foreigners shop. The result of a number of inspections in Western and Northern Bohemia were thousands of collected fakes detected, i.e. products infringing certain intellectual property rights – if these products were sold, the owners of these rights would be harmed by millions of CZK. Besides counterfeits, risky products that failed conditions stipulated for safe use were also offered. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Don’t expect original products at marketplaces

(Ostrava, July 1, 2014) While most people enjoyed the weekend relaxing in the May weather, inspectors of the CTIA inspectorate seated in Ostrava together with members of the Alien Police worked at the marketplace in the Šenovská Street to check whether marketeers offer consumers with products infringing certain intellectual property rights. They detected counterfeits in only one of 17 inspected stalls. However, in all other cases they discovered a number of other shortcomings and breaches of obligations. Sellers paid 14 on-the-spot fines amount...
2017 © The Czech Trade Inspection Authority, All rights reserved