(Continuous report of 1st quarter of 2016)
(Prague, June 3, 2016) In the first quarter of 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out in total 114 inspections relating to organized events and received 218 announcements from traders concerning 6,000 presentation sales events to be organized. Detailed analysis of these announcements showed visible positive results of measures taken within applicable legislation as well as permanent pressure from the Czech Trade Inspection Authority. The high ratio of these announcements comes from companies causing no serious problems in the market. However subsequent inspections proved flaws in 82% of cases. In the first quarter, 36 fines amounting to almost CZK 5 million were lawfully imposed and other proceedings haven’t ended yet. “Results of the inspections proved again that there still are companies building their commercial activities on deceiving seniors and breaching applicable legislation. New practices used to damage consumer rights mostly relate to avoiding the prohibition to accept payments for offered goods or services before the end of the period of seven days from the conclusion of a contract. Therefore we will focus on this practice in the future,” said Mojmír Bezecný, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.
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