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Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 12 July 2017, a new act on counteracting the unfair use of contractual advantage in trade in agricultural and food products (the "Act") will enter into force in Poland.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The Act implemented provisions of the EU Directive on Consumer Rights of 25 October 2011 (2011/83/EU) and abolished the previously binding Polish act on the protection on certain consumers' rights and dangerous products.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 25 December 2014, the Consumer Rights Act, which also amended the Civil Code and introduced several new regulations on sales contracts concerning goods and services, entered into force.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
The fine of more than PLN 2.5 million imposed on Leroy Merlin byhas been upheld by the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Polish Savings and Loan Association (SKOK), one of Poland’s largest financial institutions, has been fined PLN 304,784 (c. € 75,000) by UOKiK, for practices infringing collective consumer interests.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cyfrowy Polsat S.A., digital TV operator, and PZU S.A., Poland’s largest insurance company, have been recently fined nearly PLN 1 million (c €250,000) and PLN 15 million (c €3.7 m), respectively, by the Competition Authority (UOKiK) for practices infringing collective consumer interests.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
The basis for new consumer credit legislation has been adopted by the Government.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
The labels on alcoholic beverages may soon be required to include health warnings, under draft amendments being considered by the Polish parliament.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Following lengthy parliamentary discussions and an increasing number of complaints as to the quality of foodstuffs available on the Polish market, a significant amendment to the Act on Trade Quality of Foodstuffs entered into force on 18 December 2008.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
The European Food Standards Agency is to conduct further research into the possible link between six food colourings and hyperactivity in children, following calls from 42 organisations across Europe for the European Commission to suspend their use.
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On 12 July 2017, a new act on counteracting the unfair use of contractual advantage in trade in agricultural and food products (the "Act") will enter into force in Poland.
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