Gov’t Raises Fines Against Violations Pertaining To Tobacco, Liquor Advertising
VGP – The Government has promulgated Decree No. 38/2021/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations pertaining to culture and advertising, applicable since June 1, 2021.
Under the Decree, a fine from VND50-70 million shall be imposed on the following acts:
(i) Advertising tobacco;
(ii) Advertising wine with 15% alcohol content and above;
(iii) Advertising milk for babies under 24 months of age as substitutes for breast milk; dietary supplements for children under six months of age; baby bottles and artificial nipples;
(iv) Advertising prescription drugs; OTC drugs that are recommended by competent authorities to be used limitedly or under supervision of a physician;
(v) Advertising other goods and services banned from advertising.
As currently stipulated, the fine for the above acts is from VND 40-50 million./.
By Thuy Dung