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.

More of anonymous pawnshops clients

(Prague, August 30, 2018) In the second quarter of this year, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out 105 inspections, focusing also on law that puts obligation traders to properly identify their clients. The situation slightly worsened when compared with the second quarter of 2017, as inspectors reported violations of such law in 15 cases, which was by 10 cases more than in the same period last year. "We can say, however, that traders have observed the limitations of night time opening hours, i.e. from 22.00 to 06.00, when the buy-out...

CTIA prohibited sale of dangerous children’s umbrella

(Praha, September 18, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority discovered a children’s umbrella with a whistle which is not safe for children in the market of the Czech Republic. For example, the covers at the ends of the umbrella’s wires can be easily detached, and when the umbrella is opened automatically, the child may be injured by the uncovered ends of the wires.

Consumers find wrong prices first after payment

(Prague, September 7, 2018) Seasonal clearance sales and special offers in supermarkets are a great attraction for many Czech consumers. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority continuously monitors compliance with the Consumer Protection Act, which regulates, among other things, the fairness of sale of products. In the second quarter of 2018, 1,308 inspections were carried out and violations of legal regulations were detected in more than 50 percent of cases. “Individual CTIA inspectorates often use submissions from consumers who experience incor...

E-shops still breach legal obligations

(Prague, August 17, 2018) E-commerce via e-shops, social media and auction portals is still on increase and represents increasingly more significant field of trade and services. The Czech Trade Inspection Authority pays long-term attention to this area and carried out inspections aimed at e-shops in the second quarter of 2018 as well. It detected breaches of legal regulations within 218 of the total number of 260 inspections, which represented almost 85%. “The situation hasn’t changed in comparison with the same period of last year. Results sho...

“Hard” alcohol in Liberec sold the juveniles

(Liberec, September 4, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Ústí nad Labem Region and the Liberec Region carried out an extraordinary inspection aimed at selling alcohol to minors in Liberec. CTIA officers found that some entrepreneurs sell alcohol to persons under the age of 18. In three of the four inspections, "hard" alcohol was sold to teenage figurant of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.

CTIA collected counterfeits at the fair in Chlum u Třeboně

(České Budějovice, August 31, 2018) The CTIA Inspectorate of the South Bohemian and the Vysočina Regions carried out an extraordinary inspection at the fair in Chlum u Třeboně. It aimed at the inspection of sale of counterfeits and compliance with the technical requirements for products and collected 85 items of counterfeits in the value of more than 50 thousand crowns.