Until recently the sellers of electronic devices didn't have to know much about the requirements for products they sold. They didn't have to check what information about the product could be found in the package and if the manufacturer had sold them a product which complied with all the requirements. The situation has changed however.
Starting from 20 April also the sellers/distributors have to check the equipment that they transfer to consumers. If they fail to do so, they may be subject to a high financial penalty.
The seller/distributor must check if the manufacturer or importer are reliable suppliers and have fulfilled all the obligations required by the law. If it turns out that not everything is right, e.g. there is no CE marking on an electronic device, a manual in the Polish language is missing or no data of the manufacturer and importer can be found, then the seller will have to remove the product from its offer and at its cost. What is more - if the seller offers electronic equipment without CE marking, it will have to pay a financial penalty up to PLN 20,000.
The sellers should sell only products that do not raise any doubts as to their compatibility with all legal requirements. They should also cooperate with the inspectors of the Office of Electronic Communications during inspections and facilitate laboratory tests of the equipment that they sell. If they hamper the inspection, destroy or sell secured equipment, they may pay a penalty of up to PLN 30,000.
Detailed information useful for sellers on the requirements for specific types of equipment subject to inspection by the President of UKE, financial penalties and relevant provisions can be found in the attached file.