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New regulations on administrative penalties for violations arising from trades in pesticides are about to take effect

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These regulations emerge as one of the highlights in the Decree No. 04/2020/ND-CP on amendments to the Decree No. 31/2016/ND-CP regulating administrative penalties for violations arising from plant varieties-related, plant protection and quarantine activities.

The Decree prescribes that fines of between 40 million dong and 45 million dong can be imposed for one of the following violations arising from trades in plant protection product:

- Trading plant protection products already expired or failed to meet prescribed standards or conform to corresponding technical regulations, which are worth at least 200 million dong;    

- Trading finished plant protection products in the list of plant protection products prohibited for use in Vietnam which are from 30 kilograms in weight (or 30 liters in volume) to below 50 kilograms in weight (or 50 liters in volume);

- Trading plant protection products in the list of plant protection products permitted for use in Vietnam which are worth between 100 million dong to less than 200 million dong.

(According to existing regulations, trading finished plant protection products in the list of prohibited plant protection products that are between 30 kilograms in weight (or 30 liters in volume) and less than 50 kilograms in weight (or 50 liters in volume) are fined from 40 million dong to 50 million dong).

See more details in the Decree No. 04/2020/ND-CP in force from February 18, 2020.

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