Stand sale at Hobby 2016 failed inspections

(České Budějovice, October 25, 2016) On the edge of September and October a traditional exhibition ‘Hobby autumn 2016’ was held in České Budějovice. Vendors were offering goods and services focused on animal breeding, do-it-yourself tools, collecting as well as household and garden equipment. The event provided cultural programmes connected with provision of public alimentation services and fast food. CTIA based in the South Bohemian Region discovered violations of laws in 5 cases.The complete press release is available in the attachment....

CTIA found 3 noncompliant fuel samples in September

(Prague, October 26, 2016) In September, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out regular sampling and inspections of fuels. Three of 215 fuel samples failed the quality requirements, hence, the situation slightly worsened when compared with August. Prohibition of sale was imposed on more than 6,500 litres of fuels amounting to almost CZK 151,000.The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Watch out when selecting toys

(Interim report of 2nd quarter of 2016) (Prague, October 24, 2016) Toys safety is the elementary criteria for selecting suitable toys for children. Some products imported to the Czech market don’t comply with the legal requirements. Despite the fact that in the 2nd quarter of 2016 the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out almost by 100 inspections more than in the 1st quarter of 2016, the situation in the retail market hasn’t changed. Fines amounting to CZK 1,391,500 were imposed. “The situation in the market isn’t favourable. There a...

50% less presentation sales events

(Continuous report of the 2nd quarter of 2016)(Prague, October 21, 2016) In the 2nd quarter of 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority notified only half of organized presentation sales events when compared with the 1st quarter of 2016. However, infringements of law were detected in almost 80% of 102 inspections that were carried out. Organizers most frequently and repeatedly breach law as regards the obligation to report organized events in advance as well as the requirements for invitations to such events. In the evaluated period 36 fines ...

Golden Ribbon and Velka Pardubicka ČP from the viewpoint of CTIA

The traditional 42nd Golden Ribbon and 126th Velka Pardubicka brought sport fans to the city of Pardubice. The related sale at stands located at the speedway venue in Svítkov and the steeplechase venue was the subject to an extraordinary inspection carried out by the Královéhradecký and Pardubický Inspectorate of the CTIA. Violations of the Act on Consumer Protection were detected in 4 of 12 inspected stands, i.e. 33%. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Flea markets is also under CTIA surveillance

(Ústí nad Labem, October 18, 2016) Farmers’ markets as well as other market types have become a part of public life in Czech cities and villages. One of them was the subject to an inspection carried out by the Czech Trade Inspectorate Authority in the Ústí Region. CTIA inspected compliance with the Act on Consumer Protection in Ředhošť where such markets have been held for 50 years. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Cheap books were not cheap

(Ústí nad Labem, October 17, 2016) Readers’ interest in purchases in classic books is still high in the Czech Republic despite the popularity of electronic reading is increasing. People love paper especially when book shops sell books for reasonable prices or in clearance sales. Inspectors of the Liberec Region carried out an inspections in an ordinary shop “Levné knihy” and found out that some books weren’t discounted or the customer wasn’t properly informed about the discount.The complete press release is available in the attachment....

Czech Trade Inspection Authority in Moravská Třebová

(Hradec Králové, October 14, 2016) On September 27, 2016, a joint inspection action of surveillance institutions of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions was carried out. Employees of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority, Czech Metrological Institute, Customs Administration, Czech Environmental Inspectorate, and Regional Labour Inspectorate focused on inspections of the retail market network, services and premises of public alimentation. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Tobacco – 2Q of 2016

(Continuous report of 2nd quarter of 2016)(Prague, October 10, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority monitors compliance with the Act on Excise Duties aiming at for example tobacco products. Excise duties are used in the Czech Republic from January 1, 1993, and relate to selected products such as mineral oils, spirits, beer, wine and intermediates, including tobacco products. In the 2nd quarter of 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority detected violence of this law in 10 cases. These flaws namely related to misconducts concerning sale ...

Cabs in Brno without problems

(Brno, October 11, 2016) Problematic operations of Czech taxi services is a frequently discussed topic for clerks as well as the public. In September, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority and the Transport Department of the Brno City Municipality focused on this field within a joint inspection action aiming at compliance with the Act on Consumer Protection as well as the Act on Road Transport as regards the provision of taxi services at night. The complete press release is available in the attachment.
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