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24.02.2021
Clothing composition falsification - President of UOKiK initiates proceedings
Clothing composition falsification - President of UOKiK initiates proceedings

A “woollen” jacket contained wool only on the label - instead, it was made of polyester and viscose. The shirt was 35 percent cotton instead of 80 percent. ...>

23.02.2021
First decisions by the president of UOKIK concerning payment gridlocks
First decisions by the president of UOKIK concerning payment gridlocks

President of UOKiK Tomasz Chróstny has issued first decisions in payment gridlock cases. He imposed financial penalties totalling over PLN 470 thousand on Locotranssped and Havi Logistics companies. ...>

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23.12.2020#UOKiKtestuje - we test dishwashing liquids #UOKiKtestuje - we test dishwashing liquids

Check which of the dishwashing liquids available on the Polish market removes dirt and grease most effectively. 66 tests, 2 270 results - UOKiK presents the results of the latest test. In a month, we will test diapers for children. Visit uokik.gov.pl and see the latest report. ...>

 
14.12.2020The President of UOKiK has imposed a fine of PLN 723 million on Biedronka The President of UOKiK has imposed a fine of PLN 723 million on Biedronka

President of UOKiK Tomasz Chróstny has imposed over PLN 723 million fine on the owner of Biedronka stores network. The Jeronimo Martins company was earning unfairly to the detriment of food suppliers.  ...>

 
04.12.2020Consumer, do not let yourself be deceived by alternative investments ads Consumer, do not let yourself be deceived by alternative investments ads

Celebrities encouraging you to invest on the Forex market or in cryptocurrencies? Be careful as it may be a scam to extort your money and data. President of UOKiK gives another warning: watch out for offers promising fast, easy, and high profits without leaving your home and allegedly without incurring any risks. ...>

 
26.10.2020Statutory credit holidays - UOKiK guide Statutory credit holidays - UOKiK guide

Dear Consumer, do you have a loan and have lost a job or other main source of income? You can take advantage of statutory credit holidays and suspend the repayment of your mortgage and consumer loan for up to three months free of charge.  ...>

 
20.07.2020UOKiK launches a campaign titled "Check, read, ask!" UOKiK launches a campaign titled "Check, read, ask!"

A nationwide social campaign initiated by the President of UOKiK kicks off on 15th July. The Office warns against fraudsters and the risk of losing money. Do not let yourself be fooled or deceived: “Check, Read, Ask!” ...>

03.06.2020Toys under scrutiny of UOKiK and Trade Inspection Authority Toys under scrutiny of UOKiK and Trade Inspection Authority

Last year, the Trade Inspection Authority controlled more than 2.6 thousand toys and disclosed a number of irregularities in 0.7 thousand of them. Out of the 0.5 thousand toys undergoing UOKiK’s laboratory tests, one in three was found to have irregularities disqualifying them from the market. ...>

 
 

 

04.01.2021Payment gridlocks: 100 proceedings in 2020 Payment gridlocks: 100 proceedings in 2020

In December, President of UOKiK Tomasz Chróstny initiated 28 further proceedings against large companies that are likely to fail to pay their contractors on time. ...>

 
11.12.202030 years of competition protection in Poland 30 years of competition protection in Poland

More than 4 thousand decisions on anti-competitive practices and more than 12 thousand decisions on merger, demerger and transformations - are the outcome of 30 years of work of the Polish anti-monopoly office. ...>

 
18.11.2020UOKiK notifies extension of aid programmes UOKiK notifies extension of aid programmes

On 13 November of this year UOKiK has notified the extension of the aid programmes to the European Union, the objective of which is to support Polish entrepreneurs in relation to the Covid-19 epidemic. The Authority expects the EC to issue its decision on this matter within several business days. ...>

19.10.2020Investment control - first decision of the President of UOKIK Investment control - first decision of the President of UOKIK

H&F Fund from the Cayman Islands granted consent to take over the Center for Electronic Settlements Polish ePayments S.A. The transaction does not pose a threat to security, order or public health. ...>

28.08.2020President of UOKiK has imposed penalties of more than PLN 17 million for market division scheme President of UOKiK has imposed penalties of more than PLN 17 million for market division scheme

Producers of feed for breeding animals – Polmass and Ekoplon – have concluded competition-restricting agreements. They shared two markets, thus limiting customers in their free selection of products. ...>

 
03.08.2020Nord Stream 2 - President of UOKiK imposes penalty on Gazprom Nord Stream 2 - President of UOKiK imposes penalty on Gazprom

President of UOKiK Tomasz Chróstny has imposed a penalty of PLN almost 213 mln on Gazprom for failure to cooperate in the investigation conducted in relation to the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. ...>

 
20.07.2020UOKiK's further proceedings in the agri-food sector UOKiK's further proceedings in the agri-food sector

President of UOKiK Tomasz Chróstny initiated proceedings against commercial retail chains: Auchan Polska, Eurocash, Makro Cash and Carry Polska, SCA Intermarche, i.e. entities that have not remedied the identified irregularities and have not settled payments to their contractors.   ...>