Unfair sellers in the summer season

(Final report of 2013)

(Prague, November 7, 2013) From April to the end of September, inspectors of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority checked more than 1,500 sellers of various goods and providers of services. Attention was especially paid to places frequently visited by both Czech and foreign tourists. Results are not too optimistic. “As our inspectors found, more than one third of inspected entrepreneurs failed to meet their obligations stipulated by laws and damaged interests of consumers. Except for principles of fairness of sale that were most frequently breached, shortcomings concerning information about prices, issue of bill of purchase, and often also use of measuring tools without valid certification were among the frequent findings. On the spot fines reached almost up to 500,000 CZK and fines imposed by directors of individual inspectorates amounted to 120,000 CZK. Amounts of the remaining fines have not been known so far because a number of administrative proceedings have not ended yet,” said the Director General of the CTIA Vladimír Velčovský.

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