Headlines 04/05/2019 15:05 CH

Illegal ivory trades face fines of up to 360 million dong

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On April 25, 2019, the Government has promulgated the Decree No. 35/2019/ND-CP on administrative penalties for violations arising in the forestry sector.

The Decree prescribes that any act of storage, trading and processing of ivory without legal documentation or in breach of application documentation must lead to the following fines:

- A fine ranging from 180,000,000 dong to 210,000,000 dong with respect to ivory weighing less than 0.3 kilogram;

- A fine ranging from 210,000,000 dong to 240,000,000 dong with respect to ivory weighing from 0.3 kilogram to less than 0.6 kilogram;

- A fine ranging from 240,000,000 dong to 270,000,000 dong with respect to ivory weighing from 0.6 kilogram to less than 0.9 kilogram;

- A fine ranging from 270,000,000 dong to 300,000,000 dong with respect to ivory weighing from 0.9 kilogram to less than 1.2 kilogram;

- A fine ranging from 300,000,000 dong to 330,000,000 dong with respect to ivory weighing from 1.2 kilogram to less than 1.5 kilogram;

- A fine ranging from 330,000,000 dong to 360,000,000 dong with respect to ivory weighing from 1.5 kilogram to less than 02 kilograms.

The Decree No. 35/2019/ND-CP will enter into force from June 10, 2019 and replace the Decree No. 157/2013/ND-CP dated November 11, 2013.

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