Tobacco in 2016

(Final report of 2016)

(Prague, May 10, 2017) In 2016, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority carried out 3,845 inspections within which it focused on the offer, sale and storage of tobacco products. The legislation in question was foremost the Act No. 353/2003 Coll. on Excise Duties. Inspectors detected violations in 36 cases in which sellers billed different prices than displayed on tobacco stamps. Further, sale of unmarked cigarettes was detected. Prohibition to sell cigarettes together with other products was also breached. “So it can be concluded that the inspection carried out by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority was among others influenced by the change of the excise rate from January 1, 2016.  After the excise rate was changed and products with the old excise rate were sold, situation improved. Law is still breached in this area, so the Czech Trade Inspection Authority will keep monitoring and inspecting it as a risky field of the market,” said the Director of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority Mojmír Bezecný.

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