Fakes for almost 2.7 million found at Hatě Marketplace

(Brno, December 19, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Jihomoravský and Zlínský Region regularly monitors sale of goods at the marketplace ASIA BAZAR Hatě where counterfeits of branded goods are frequently offered. On December 8, 2016, the CTIA carried out another extraordinary inspection action focused on compliance with intellectual property rights and collected 331 pieces of counterfeits in the total price of almost CZK 2.7 million. The complete press release is available in the attachment.

Apple counterfeits collected at a stand at the Prague main railway station

(Prague, December 15, 2016) On December 6, 2016, CTIA officers carried out an inspection of offer and sale of products infringing certain intellectual property rights. The inspection was carried out at a stand with audio goods, located in the hall of the Prague main railway station. Counterfeits of Apple products were discovered. Their price would be CZK 162,500 in the prices of originals. The compete press release is available in thhe attachment.

Discrimination – 3Q of 2016

(Continuous report of 3rd quarter of 2016)(Prague, December 14, 2016) Discriminative treatment of an individual or a group within sale or offer of services is an illegal conduct carried out by vendors who allow such behaviour towards consumes. In the 3rd quarter of 2016, CTIA inspections proved decrease concerning the number of findings of discriminative conducts when only in 1 case a foreigner was discriminated in an alimentation facility. This was fewer by two cases when compared with the 2nd quarter of 2016. More significant were the cases w...

CTIA imposed fines exceeding 11 million for presentation events

(Prague, December 12, 2016) During the past two years, the Act on Consumer Protection changed to the benefit of seniors who frequently visit presentation sales events. The amendments made the law stricter and imposed vendors’ obligation to announce organization of such events and prohibited acceptance of any amounts on the spot. Despite the Czech Trade Inspection Authority sees positive impacts of the amendments, inspection results of the third quarter of 2016 proved that in the market some companies still build their business strategy on decei...

Gas quality in Czech households

(Prague, December 8, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority regularly monitors products that are used for heating. Besides inspections of firewood and coal, stress is also put on propane-butane which is among the major heat sources in Czech households. The complete press release is availabble in the attachment.

Alcohol – 3Q of 2016

(Continuous report of 3rd quarter of 2016)(Prague, December 7, 2016) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority carries out inspections of alcohol sale in the national retail market. Although during the third quarter of 2016 sellers didn’t breach law on obligatory marking of spirits, legal regulations are still breached in terms of other goods inspected by the CTIA. Shortcomings were detected in 521 of 1,226 inspections, i.e. in almost 43% of cases. In the 3rd quarter of 2016, violations of these legal regulations resulted in 520 fines amounting to C...

Joint inspection action in Svitavy

(Hradec Králové, November 29, 2016) Late November, a joint inspection action was carried out together with members of the Customs Administration of the Pardubice Region and the Czech Environmental Inspectorate from Hradec Králové. The aim of the inspection action was to monitor the retail network, including other workplaces offering alimentation services and refreshments. Officers of the Královéhradecký and Pardubický Inspectorate of the CTIA detected violations of legal regulations in 71% of inspections. The complete press release is availab...

E-shops – 3Q of 2016

(Prague, December 2, 2016) Christmas is coming and especially e-shops see an increased interest in purchases of goods. The Christmas period is one of the most important periods of the year for both traders and consumers. Along with the increase of online purchases the Czech Trade Inspection Authority sees also increase regarding the use unfair commercial practices by e-shop owners. In the 3rd quarter of 2016, violations of law were detected in almost 90% of inspections of e-commerce, which represented by 4% more than in the second quarter of 20...

CTIA inspected Black Friday

(Prague, December 1, 2016) Black Friday arrived in the Czech Republic last week. Discounts were offered by both ordinary shops and e-shops. Officers of the Středočeský and Prague Inspectorate of the CTIA focused on compliance with legal obligations relating to clearance sales. Only one of 13 inspections saw a violation of the Act on Consumer Protection.The complete press release is available in the attachment.
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