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25.11.2021
Black Friday, Cyber Monday - grab a bargain, watch out for traps
Black Friday, Cyber Monday - grab a bargain, watch out for traps

Sales – bargains or traps? How to buy wisely? What to keep in mind during the shopping spree? – Tomasz Chróstny, President of UOKiK warns. UOKiK and ECC experts would like to invite you to a special webinar (in Polish) with practical Black Friday guidance on 26 November at 10:00 a.m.  ...>

24.11.2021
Conditional constent of the President of UOKiK to the concentration in the pharmateutical market
Conditional constent of the President of UOKiK to the concentration in the pharmateutical market

Tomasz Chróstny, the President of UOKiK, has given the consent for DOZ to take control over Euro-Apteka, Super Zdrowie and MLV18. The transaction may be completed subject to the sale of the pharmacy in Goleniów (Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship). ...>

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20.07.2021Unauthorised banking transactions - investigation Unauthorised banking transactions - investigation

UOKiK President Tomasz Chróstny has launched investigation to verify how banks handle consumer complaints related to the funds being stolen from accounts and what mechanisms they use to authenticate transactions. ...>

 
15.07.2021Launch of the UOKiK's project concerning consumer protection system in Armenia Launch of the UOKiK's project concerning consumer protection system in Armenia

On 1 July, UOKiK began implementing the project "Institutional Strengthening of the Republic of Armenia in Building a Consumer Protection System". The project is co-financed within Poland's development cooperation programme run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...>

 
25.06.2021How do Polish people use financial apps? How do Polish people use financial apps?

Nearly 70 percent of consumers already use apps to operate their bank account, according to research commissioned by the UOKiK...>

 
22.06.2021Fuel quality in 2020 and 2021 (first quarter) Fuel quality in 2020 and 2021 (first quarter)

The Trade Inspection questioned 1.88 percent of liquid fuel samples checked last year. This is marginally higher than in 2019 (1.86 percent). Irregularities were less frequently found in petrol than diesel oil.  ...>

 
31.05.2021Be CErtain of toy safety - actions of UOKiK and Trade Inspection Be CErtain of toy safety - actions of UOKiK and Trade Inspection

Almost half of the inspected electric toys did not meet formal or design requirements. The most serious problems are poorly secured access to the battery, the emission of excessively loud sounds, and the lack of necessary warnings. ...>

 
 

 

10.11.2021ICPEN Pyramid Promotional Schemes - the first workshop organised by UOKiK ICPEN Pyramid Promotional Schemes - the first workshop organised by UOKiK

The first workshop organised by UOKiK in the project "Pyramid Promotional Schemes" as a part of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN)

 
30.07.2021Unsolicited additional services - further proceedings against telecoms by the President of UOKiK Unsolicited additional services - further proceedings against telecoms by the President of UOKiK

Are you renewing or entering into a contract with a cell phone provider? Remember that you must be asked if you consent to having payable add-on services enabled. ...>

 
08.06.2021Collusion by Kia car dealers? Preliminary investigation and searches by UOKiK Contracts for supply of agricultural products - UOKiK recommendations for farmers

Are Kia cars sold in breach of competition law? President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection Tomasz Chróstny initiated a preliminary investigation into the matter, Office employees conducted searches at the locations of four companies, upon prior consent from the court. ...>

 
10.05.2021Contracts for supply of agricultural products - UOKiK recommendations for farmers Contracts for supply of agricultural products - UOKiK recommendations for farmers

Farmers, are you aware of what a contract for the supply of agricultural products should look like to be beneficial for you? Please check the recommendations of UOKiK. ...>

 
21.04.2021Building materials - actions taken by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection Building materials - actions taken by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Tomasz Chróstny, has initiated an investigation to determine whether there has been price fixing or abuse of a dominant position in the polystyrene foam market....>

 
02.04.2021Rules for imposing sanctions for competition restricting practices - new clarifications provided by the President of UOKiK Rules for imposing sanctions for competition restricting practices - new clarifications provided by the President of UOKiK

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has provided updated information on sanctions that may be imposed on businesses for anti-competitive practices. ...>