Precursors of explosives under detailed surveillance

(Praha, October 26, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority regularly monitors whether chemical substances from which illegal explosives can be made are freely available in the Czech market. In the second quarter of 2018, CTIA carried out 64 inspections and detected violations of legal regulations in 16 cases. “Precursors of explosives are considered very risky substances to which increased attention is paid by the European Commission. This results in proposals revising the European legislation which shall make the availability of explosives...

3 of 4 inspected vendors breached law in Lanškroun

(Hradec Králové, October 25, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Hradec Králové and the Pardubice Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection action aimed at compliance with law in the retail network, restaurants and at filling stations. Breaches of legal regulations were detected in 15 of 20 inspections.

South Moravian CTIA inspected sale of alcohol and cigarettes

(Brno, October 24, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Moravian and Zlín Region carried out an extraordinary inspection focused on sale of alcohol and tobacco to juveniles in the centre of Brno and Uherské Hradiště. Nine vendors sold alcoholic beverages or tobacco products to persons under 18 years.

Price tags and measuring instruments missing at Flora Olomouc

(Olomouc, October 23, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority inspected the individual stages of the Flora Olomouc exhibition and carried out in total 54 inspections and detected violations of law in 24 cases. “Vendors most frequently failed to comply with the requirements of the Act on Consumer Protection. They for example used uncertified measuring instruments and didn’t inform customers about valid prices of products,” said Boris Stabryn, the Director of the CTIA Inspectorate of the Olomouc Region and the Moravian-Silesian Region. ...

Some toys still with the same flaws

(Prague, October 15, 2018) In the second quarter of 2018, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out inspections aimed at compliance with the requirements for manufacturers and distributors of toys, as set by the Act on Technical Requirements for Products. In the period under review, 402 inspections were carried out, including 208 cases within which breaches of the Act were detected. "Reports from the inspectorates confirmed that the situation in the national market doesn’t significantly change. Some models of toys still have the same sho...

CTIA started to inspect charging stations for electric cars

(Prague, October 12, 2018) Electric cars are becoming more and more popular in the Czech Republic. Manufacturers expect that sales will increase significantly in the upcoming years. With the increasing interest in buying these cars, the number of charging stations is increasing. During June and July of 2018, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out its first inspection focused on compliance with the legal regulations governing these products.

Inspection of ban on sale of tobacco to teenagers

(Prague, October 9, 2018) In the second quarter of 2018, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out an inspection focused on compliance with the Act on Health Protection from the Harmful Effects of Drugs. Specifically, it focused on the sale of tobacco products. It also monitored compliance with the Act on Excise Duties and other legislation. More than a half of the inspections showed that traders violated the law.
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