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07.02.2019
More than PLN 2 million fine for Polish Brokerage House and charges of selling bonds against GetBack
More than PLN 2 million fine for Polish Brokerage House and charges of selling bonds against GetBack

UOKiK made its first decision about the sale of GetBack corporate bonds: Polish Brokerage House (Polski Dom Maklerski) is to pay PLN 2 million fine. ...>

01.02.2019
Do we buy quality honey?
Do we buy quality honey?

Lime-tree, buckwheat, manuka – do we buy quality honey? In Q2 2018, the Trade Inspection Authority inspected 269 honey batches, with 48 of them being subject to reservations. ...>

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18.12.2018Are toys safe? An audit by the Trade Inspection Authority Are toys safe? An audit by the Trade Inspection Authority

Building blocks, dolls, stuffed animals - these are great holiday gifts for children. While buying a toy, check whether any small parts are falling off or if the mascot does not break at the seams.   ...>

 
04.12.2018"Netleaders" and the DasCoin cryptocurrency - proceedings of UOKiK "Netleaders" and the DasCoin cryptocurrency - proceedings of UOKiK

The promotional system of the undertaking introducing the DasCoin cryptocurrency onto the market may be a pyramid scheme. The President of UOKiK has submitted a suspected offence notification to the prosecutor’s office.   ...>

 
30.11.2018Joint action for seniors Joint action for seniors

The elderly often fall victim to dishonest salesmen. That is why four institutions have joined forces to warn seniors. Today, UOKiK, the Police, ZUS and KRUS have signed an agreement on a joint educational campaign.   ...>

 
19.10.2018New deal for consumers New deal for consumers

The European Commission has prepared a package of amendments to enhance the protection of consumer rights. ...>

 
08.10.2018Consumer ombudsmen give lessons at schools Consumer ombudsmen give lessons at schools

Youth education is just as important as help, which is why consumer ombudsmen share their knowledge and experience at schools. ...>

 
13.07.2018Alternative Dispute Resolution gains popularity - report for 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution gains popularity - report for 2017

More than 18,000 motions for an out-of-court dispute resolution were submitted to the authorised bodies in 2017. ...>

 
 

 

19.12.2018Penalties for managers Penalties for managers

The President of UOKiK became a member of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.   ...>

05.12.2018The World Competition Day - online sales The World Competition Day - online sales

The President of UOKiK has initiated proceedings against Yamaha Music Europe. The Authority suspects that the Company was illicitly fixing prices of music equipment with online sellers.   ...>

14.11.2018Tender collusions - proceedings of UOKiK Tender collusions - proceedings of UOKiK

UOKiK suspects attempts at collusion in the case of at least a dozen or so tenders. In three proceedings, it brought charges against eight entrepreneurs. ...>

15.10.2018Want to buy, sell, rent a flat? Advice of UOKiK Want to buy, sell, rent a flat? Advice of UOKiK

Be aware of companies that charge fees for providing addresses. Make sure the broker has verified the technical condition and legal status of the flat. ...>

10.08.2018UOKiK for agriculture - changes in law UOKiK for agriculture - changes in law

The Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers adopted an amendment to the Act on the Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage.   ...>