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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.

March 31, 2021 4:22 PM GMT+7

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

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