Secondary raw materials

(Prague, July 24, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out inspections at secondary raw materials buy-out centres in the first quarter of 2016 and detected violations of generally binding legal regulations in 44 out of 116 inspections, i.e. in 37.9% of cases. “Results of the inspection action proved that in spite of legislative measures taken and continuous inspections carried out by all inspection authorities it hasn’t been possible to fully eliminate breaches of generally binding legal regulations. Therefore the Czech Trade Insp...

8 inspections of stand sell at Brno dam with 6 flaws

(Brno, June 23, 2016) An extraordinary CTIA inspection at the Brno dam was carried out focusing on consumer protection within stand sell during a fireworks show. Flaws were discovered at 6 of 8 workplaces which was 75%. Inspectors imposed an on-the-spot fine amounting to CZK 8,000 in three cases and administrative proceedings will start in the other three cases. Most cases concerned failures to provide the indicated amount of drinks and failure to allow consumer to check the weight of provided meals. The complete press release is available in ...

E-shops still deceive consumers

(Prague, June 20, 2016) Results of inspections of e-shops carried out in the first quarter of 2016 proved that in the area of electronic trade flaws still remain especially concerning deceitful conducts of sellers who use untrue information possibly leading consumers to decisions about purchases that they would never make. Flaws concerning business terms and conditions were also frequently detected – consumers weren’t properly informed about the extent, conditions and manner of making a claim, including information about where claims can be mad...

Life jackets must protect users against drowning

(Final report of the project for 2015) (Prague, June 16, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority focused on inspections of life jackets and buoyancy aids offered in the market network that are intended as personal protection devices for persons carrying out their work or spare-time activities in water or close to it. These jackets shall provide a reasonable assurance of protection against drowning to the person situated in water. 13 types of personal flotation devices were inspected at 13 entities during the inspection project. Shortcomings ...

Counterfeits – 1Q 2016

(Prague, June 17, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out inspections in ordinary shops and e-shops and inspected compliance with the prohibition to offer, sell and store products infringing certain intellectual property rights. Violations of certain intellectual property rights were proven in 91 of 682 inspections, i.e. 13.3%. In total 5,432 pieces of counterfeits amounting to almost 6.5 million CZK were stored out of reach of the inspected persons. The mentioned price was calculated based on prices of originals. Violations of g...

CTIA inspections in regions

(June 15, 2016) Inspections in regions are also carried out during the weekends. Officers of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority aimed at fairness of sale of goods and provision of services. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Discounts – 1Q 2016

(Continuous report of the first quarter of 2016)(Prague, June 10, 2016) Discounts aren’t limited anyhow in the Czech market and are used by consumers all through the year. However, it is not always in compliance with applicable legal regulations, so the Czech Trade Inspection Authority pays increased attention to this field. In the first quarter of 2016, its officers detected flaws in almost 40% of 2,000 inspected workplaces when focusing on various special offers and seasonal clearance sales. In the evaluated period 500 fines amounting to CZK ...

Toys and counterfeits collected within CTIA inspections

Officers of the Liberecký, Ústecký and Středočeský inspectorates detected misconducts concerning sale of goods. They collected almost 500 pieces of counterfeits in Hřensko of Northern Bohemia and plush toys that were sold freely without any packaging at the Tiskařská Street in Prague 10. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Presentation sales events 2016

(Continuous report of 1st quarter of 2016)(Prague, June 3, 2016) In the first quarter of 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out in total 114 inspections relating to organized events and received 218 announcements from traders concerning 6,000 presentation sales events to be organized. Detailed analysis of these announcements showed visible positive results of measures taken within applicable legislation as well as permanent pressure from the Czech Trade Inspection Authority. The high ratio of these announcements comes from compa...
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