CTIA found infringements in almost 80% of inspected e-shops

(Prague, November 15, 2019) One of the regular national inspections carried out by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority is the inspection of e-shops. “Inspection results of the third quarter of 2019 proved that consumer legislation, i.e. consumer rights, is still breached in the area of e-commerce,” said the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority Mojmír Bezecný. Electronic trade via auction and discount portals has become a trend. Violations of law were detected in 146 of the total of 185 inspections, i.e. 78.92% of cases. ...

One oil sample failed in October

(Prague, November 26, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority continued in fuel quality inspections. In October, it took 248 fuel samples, including 1 diesel fuel sample which failed the required parameters.

Alcohol was sold to juveniles in Brno

(Brno, November 25, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Moravian Region carried out an extraordinary inspection of restaurants and premises opened in evenings and at nights in Brno. The focus was on the sale of alcohol to juveniles. Alcoholic beverages were sold to juveniles in 7 of 9 inspected workplaces.

Violations of law found in 59% of bazaars and pawnshops

(Prague, November 19, 2019) Bazaars and pawnshops are a frequent target to consumers who want to buy or sell used goods for various reasons. In the period from April 15, 2019, to September 30, 2019, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out an inspection aimed at fulfilling the obligations arising to operators of bazaars, pawnshops, antiques and auction houses pursuant to the Act No. 634/1992 Coll. on Consumer Protection, Act No. 253/2008 Coll., on Selected Measures against Legitimisation of Proceeds of Crime and Financing of Terrorism, ...

All Souls‘ Day with fines in North Moravia

(Ostrava, November 18, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions evaluated the inspections of the sale of All Soul’s Day goods. During this period it carried out 69 inspections and found deficiencies in more than a half of the inspected traders. “The total of 37 on-the-spot fines amounting to CZK 43,600 were imposed for the deficiencies found. In 4 cases, the identified deficiencies resulted in initiating administrative proceedings. Furthermore, in 15 cases the inspectors banned the sale of 266 item...

Do network-connected products meet technical requirements?

(Prague, November 14, 2019) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority participated in an international project focused on home equipment that can be connected to the Internet. These are products that can be controlled by the consumer over the network via a smartphone, tablet or computer. Within the European Union, this was a pilot project aimed at verifying whether these devices are currently in the market and whether the products supplied to the Czech Republic meet the relevant technical requirements. Within this international project, the CTIA ins...

All inspected vendors sold alcohol to juveniles in Děčín on Friday

(Ústí nad Labem, November 12, 2019) Last Friday, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of Ústí nad Labem and Liberec inspected the ban on selling alcoholic beverages to persons under 18 years in Děčín. Alcohol was sold to the juvenile at all three inspections at selected workplaces. Inspections were carried out within the HAD action. The CTIA will start administrative proceedings with the operators of bars and restaurants and the amount of fines will also be decided. “The action was co-ordinated by the Police of the Czech Republic in Děčín and o...

CTIA took counterfeits for 24 million CZK

(Prague, November 11, 2019) Inspections aiming at counterfeits of different kinds of consumer goods offered to consumers in the Czech market continued in the third quarter of 2019. During the year, CTIA officers took 10,666 items of products infringing certain intellectual property rights, i.e. in almost 16% of 312 inspections. These were counterfeits in the value of originals amounting to CZK 24,114,613. In total 281 fines amounting to CZK 4,568,500 were lawfully imposed in the third quarter of 2019.
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