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17.01.2020
UOKiK is investigating insurance complaint bureaus
UOKiK is investigating insurance complaint bureaus

UOKiK is investigating insurance complaint bureaus that help their clients pursue claims under contracts for saving insurance policies, mortgages and GetBack corporate bonds. President of the Office has already passed his first decisions on these matters, there are also three proceedings pending. ...>

15.01.2020
Dieselgate - record fine imposed by UOKiK
Dieselgate - record fine imposed by UOKiK

Over PLN 120 million - this is the penalty imposed by Marek Niechciał, President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), for the so-called dieselgate scandal. This is the highest penalty in the history of UOKiK for violation of consumer rights.  ...>

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02.09.2019PLN 1.1 million fine for medical care packages from St. Francis - UOKiK's decision PLN 1.1 million fine for medical care packages from St. Francis - UOKiK's decision

The company CMSE invites seniors to medical tests and unjustly frightens them with poor health – all that to make them buy expensive medical care packages.  ...>

 
23.08.2019Delicatessen products - inspection carried out by the Trade Inspection Delicatessen products - inspection carried out by the Trade Inspection

Dumplings, salads and other delicatessen products - we buy them because they are convenient and easy to prepare. One in four ready-made dishes raised objections during an inspection carried out by the Trade Inspection. The worst scores were achieved by products sold by weight.   ...>

 
05.08.2019The highest fine for trade shows - Exito from Opalenica The highest fine for trade shows - Exito from Opalenica

Prizes for everyone. Drawing of attractive gifts. This is how Exito from Opalenica encouraged consumers to take part in trade shows. However, prizes did not exist, and customers had to pay for gifts. The President of UOKiK imposed a fine of almost PLN 4 million on Exito for misleading seniors. ...>

 
15.07.2019What is really in pet food? What is really in pet food?

No chicken in dog food marked as “with chicken” or no beef in cat food labelled “with beef”? It is possible. This is the result of pet food inspection carried out by the Trade Inspection. Irregularities were found in nearly 20% of products. ...>

 
14.06.2019Alternative Dispute Resolution - a summary of two years of operation Alternative Dispute Resolution - a summary of two years of operation

Over 37 thousand applications for amicable settlement of disputes were submitted in 2017-2018 to authorised entities. ...>

 
29.05.2019Fuels quality in 2018 Fuels quality in 2018

Last year the Trade Inspection questioned 1.90% of liquid fuel samples taken at randomly selected petrol stations. This is slightly less than in 2017.   ...>

 
 

 

28.08.2019Waste market - the UOKiK report Waste market - the UOKiK report

Lack of competition, higher fees for waste processing and storing – these are the main reasons for the increase in waste management prices in the last two years. UOKiK has published a report on this matter. ...>

 
25.07.2019UOKiK for agriculture - summer 2019 UOKiK for agriculture - summer 2019

Faster payments for fruit growers from Real. Changes in Polish and EU regulations. These are examples of the latest UOKiK activities oriented at farmers. ...>

 
19.07.2019The fight against payment backlogs - the role of UOKiK The fight against payment backlogs - the role of UOKiK

Does your contractor fail to pay for services rendered? Soon, UOKiK will impose fines on such unreliable entrepreneurs. The act on counteracting payment backlogs is about to be adopted by the parliament. Find out more about UOKIK’s new rights. ...>

 
08.07.2019PLN 6.74 billion for de minimis aid in 2017 PLN 6.74 billion for de minimis aid in 2017

De minimis aid is a form of support for companies that does not require notification to the European Commission. In 2017, PLN 6.74 billion of de minimis aid was granted, 95% of which went to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises. ...>

 
26.06.2019State aid in 2017 - the UOKiK report State aid in 2017 - the UOKiK report

State aid in 2017 amounted to almost PLN 41 billion. In 2018 - to PLN 26 billion. More and more money, for instance for investments, goes to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises. ...>

 
08.05.2019Dual quality - new solutions Dual quality - new solutions

The European Parliament voted for solutions on dual quality of products. This means better consumer protection and reasonable law for Polish enterprises. ...>