Fuels quality in April 2016

(Continuous report of April 2016)(Prague, May 25, 2016) In April the Czech Trade Inspection Authority collected 224 fuel samples at filling stations. Four of them failed the quality requirements determined by applicable technical standards. Slight quality decrease was seen in comparison with March 2016, namely from 1.5% to 1.8%. So called negligence deviations were proven concerning two diesel samples, one diesel fuel blend sample and one FAME sample. Noncompliance with the applicable standard was detected concerning flash point in all the case...

Alcohol without defects. Its sale still with flaws

(Final report n results of inspection action of 2015)(Prague, May 20, 2016) Preventive inspections carried out by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority aiming at sellers of alcohol didn’t prove offer, sale or storage of alcoholic beverages that would fail the requirements of the Act on Excise Duties and the Act on Obligatory Labelling of Spirits. During 4,641 inspections, the CTIA officers detected violations of other legal regulations and damaging consumer rights by vendors in more than 40% of inspected workplaces. More than 1,700 fines exceedi...

Fakes for 1.4 million CZK collected within repeated inspection in Strážný

(České Budějovice, May 17, 2016) South Bohemian inspectors returned to Strážný after one week on the State Holiday, May 8. And they were successful because the marketers were surprised by the inspection on a state holiday. Employees of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected 300 pieces of counterfeits of products at 5 stands. The value was estimated to almost CZK 1,400,000 in the prices of originals. “Administrative proceedings will be launched with the inspected persons after they are identified and after expert analysis are elaborated c...

Inspections of water scooters limited by market offer

(Final report of the project of 2015)(Prague, May 13, 2016) Inspection action of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority was aimed at the inspection of fulfilment of legal regulations by distributors of water scooters defined as recreational crafts. There aren’t many distributors of these products in the Czech market because of high prices of water products and prohibition to use combustion-engine-powered crafts on water dams and watercourses as stipulated by the applicable decree. An inspection of one water scooter type manufactured abroad showed...

Winter touristic season wasn’t good for traders

(Final report of 4th quarter of 2015 to 1st quarter of 2016) (Prague, May 3, 2016) Besides sport venues and skating stadiums, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on public alimentation workplaces and stands with refreshments as well as on rentals with sport equipment during inspections in ski resorts. Mild winter with little snow influenced the business as well as the number of inspections especially in the fourth quarter of 2015. The number of flaws was high despite the low number of inspections. Inspectors detected defects especial...

Discrimination 2015

(Final report of 2015)(Prague, April 29, 2016) Suspicions of some form of consumer discrimination were proven in 19 cases, which was 0.9% of 2.138 inspections that were carried out in 2015. This was a significant decrease when compared with 2014 when 40 cases of discrimination were detected, i.e. 3.25% of all inspections. 27 fines amounting to CZK 1.2 million were lawfully imposed relating to consumer discrimination last year. “Most frequent form of discrimination was based on nationality and concerned especially billing of higher prices to for...
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