Sale of alcohol to minors resulted in fines in Eastern Bohemia

(Hradec Králové, August 1, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Hradec Králové and Pardubice Regions used the end of the school year and used minors as figurants in order to carry out 42 inspections aimed at the prohibition to sell alcoholic beverages to persons under 18 years of age. Breaches of the Act on Health Protection from the Harmful Effects of Drugs, were detected in 24 cases which represented almost 60% of all inspections.

Garden shops don’t cheat consumers in North Bohemia

(Ústí nad Labem, May 29, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Ústí nad Labem and Liberec Regions carried out inspections focused on horticulture. Compared to previous years, vendors have complied with the obligations governed by the Act on Consumer Protection in most cases. They properly marked plants and cultivars with the necessary information. The consumer has also been informed about how to care for the plants and other issues.

Vysočina and South Bohemia: Vendors sold mainly counterfeits at fairs

(České Budějovice, June 14, 2018) The Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the South Bohemian and Vysočina regions carried out an extraordinary inspection at fairs. CTIA officers carried out ten inspections in Ždár nad Sázavou and Chýnov. In all the ten cases, sellers did not abide by the law. The most frequent violation was offering and selling counterfeited goods. The inspectors collected 375 items of counterfeits in the value of CZK 205,657.

Counterfeits for almost 1 million were taken by CTIA at marketplace in Vyšší Brod

(České Budějovice, June 8, 2018) Czech Trade Inspection Authority regularly inspects the sale of goods offered by sellers at marketplaces. In some cases, traders violate intellectual property rights and offer counterfeits. CTIA inspectors of the South Bohemian and Vysočina Regions focused on the marketplace in Vyšší Brod, where they carried out an extraordinary inspection and collected 325 counterfeits in the value of CZK 879,050.

Most traders sold alcohol to minors near schools

(Prague, June 4, 2018) In the last days of May, inspectors of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority of the Central Bohemian Region and the Capital of Prague, carried out inspections aimed at selling alcoholic beverages to persons under 18 years of age. Alcohol was sold to figurants in 7 of 12 inspections.

MIT and CTIA: Offers of energy auctions – a new trick of „junks“

(Prague, May 22, 2018) In recent months, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority has recorded an increased number of submissions regarding energy auctions and similar contracts, based on which a more favourable supplier of electricity or gas should be found. Consumers complain about contractual penalties after they signed an agreement concluded with such an "energy intermediary" and then refused to accept the newly selected energy supplier or wanted to withdraw from the contract.