NewsCzech Republic issues new comprehensive obligations for consumer protection

On 16 November 2022, the Czech President signed an Amendment Act, which changes Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code, as amended, and Act No. 634/1992 Coll., the Consumer Protection Act, as amended. In addition to implementing EU Directives 2019/770, 2019/771, 2019/2161, the Amendment Act rectifies former errors in implementation of EU Directives, and both strengthens the protection of consumers and provides significant new obligations to retailers.

The Amendment Act will become effective on the 30th day after its publication in the Collection of Laws, which is expected soon.

The main changes ushered in by the Amendment Act related to online retail include the following:

  • changes to Commercial Practices,
  • changes to Sales Path,
  • changes to Terms and Conditions,
  • a new regulation for Digital Content and Digital Services,
  • a new regulation for Online Marketplaces.

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This article was written by CMS partner Tomáš Matĕjovský and associate Jan Ježek, and was first published on CMS Law-Now on December 1, 2022, available here.