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1. Country: Czech Republic
 

2. Summary of hallmarking system:

State, Compulsory
 
3. Ministry responsible:

 

Name and contact details

Member IAAO

Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu
Na Františku 32
110 15 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Tel: +420 224 851 111

Fax: +420 224 811 089

E-mail: posta@mpo.cz

Web site: www.mpo.cz

No

 

4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

 

Name and contact details

Member IAAO

Puncovní úřad Praha
Kozí 4
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Tel: +420 225 982 111

Fax: +420 225 982 201

E-mail: info@puncovniurad.cz

Web Site: www.puncovniurad.cz

Yes

 

5. Other representative bodies:

 

Name and contact details

Member IAAO

None.

 

 

 

6. Assay Offices:

 

Name and contact details

Mark

Member IAAO

Puncovní úřad Praha
Kozí 4
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Tel: +420 225 982 111

Fax: +420 225 982 201

E-mail: info@puncovniurad.cz
Web Site: www.puncovniurad.cz

Yes

 

7. Typical mark formation:

 

A legal hallmark in the Czech Republic comprises three marks:

(i) A sponsor’s mark – compulsory.

 

(ii) A millesimal fineness mark – voluntary, for goods below the limit is compulsory.

 

(iii) An assay office mark – compulsory.

 

Example:



Voluntary marks are sometimes applied in addition to the compulsory marks above. 

 

Example:

 

 

8. Sponsor mark details.

 

Example:

 

 

9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

  • Gold

Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 0,5 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

585

 

750

900

986

999

 

  • Silver

Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 3 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

800
835

900

925

959

999

 

  • Platinum

Hallmarking is required for platinum articles above 0.5 g

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

800

 

850

900

950

999

 

  • Other metals

 

10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

 

(i) Convention hallmarks – Yes. The Czech Republic is a signatory to The Vienna Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals and thus accepts items bearing Convention hallmarks.

 

(ii) National hallmarks – requirements – Yes. The Czech Republic accepts national hallmarks from other countries as part of the Houtwipper ruling.  The marks must be intelligible and equivalent.  The definition of equivalence essentially follows the guidelines outlined by the Hallmarking Convention.

 

(iii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

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Austria (AU)

No

Norway (NO)

No

Cyprus (CY)

Yes

Malta (MA)

Yes

Denmark (DK) No Poland (PL)

Yes

Estonia (EE)

Yes

Portugal (PT)

Yes

Finland (FI)

Yes

Slovakia (SK)

Yes

France (FR)

No

Slovenia (SL)

Yes

Hungary (HU)

Yes

Spain (ES)

No

Ireland (EI)

Yes

Sweden (SE)

No

Latvia (LV)

Yes

Switzerland (CH)

No

Lithuania (LT)

Yes

Ukraine (UA)

No

Netherlands (NL)

No

United Kingdom (UK)

Yes



11. Other IAAO observers in country

None.

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