Trader’s right to error


03.03.2020 r.

Trader’s right to error

Since 1 January 2020, the Act of 31 July 2019 amending certain acts to reduce the regulatory burden has been in force. Under the a.m. Act, Article 21a was introduced in the Traders' Law, which grants entrepreneurs a new right to right to make mistake.

The amendment applies to traders entered in the Central Register and Information on Business Activity who infringe the regulations of law related to their business activity within 12 months from the date of commencement of the business activity for the first time or again after at least 36 months from the date of its last suspension or termination.

Regarding to the amendment, before punishing the trader with a criminal fine or an administrative fine, the authority will call on the entrepreneur to remove the found infringements of the law and possible consequences of such infringements within the time limit set by the authority.

An entrepreneur who removes the infringements and their effects within the specified period will not pay the penalty.