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Stiffer penalties for lip-syncers, dishonest businesses and others

Update: November, 20/2013 - 09:48
Performers who lip-sync or wear inappropriate clothes will now have to pay fines of VND5- 10 million (US$238-476), according to a new decree taking effect on January 1.— File Photo
(VNS) — Performers who lip-sync or wear inappropriate clothes will now have to pay fines of VND5- 10 million (US$238-476), according to a new decree taking effect on January 1.

On November 12, the Government issued Decree No 158/2013/ND-CP, which sanctions administrative violations in the field of culture, sport, travel and advertisement.

Under the decree, sending emails providing information about products and services without prior acceptance from receivers can result in a fine of VND10-15 million ($476-714).

Those advertising sensitive products between 6-8pm will be fined VND20-30 million ($952-1,428). Producing a film with slanderous content can result in a fine of VND10-20 million ($476-952).

Decree 155/2013/ND-CP ("Decree 155") providing sanctions on administrative violations in the field of planning and investment.

This decree concerns administrative violations in the field of planning and investment, specifically State funded investment, domestic investment, offshore investment, bidding management and business registration for enterprises.

Organisations with dishonest and inaccurate business information registration will be fined VND10 -15 million ($476-714). Organisations that fail to publish business registration content on the National Business Registration Portal in a timely fashion and organisations that do not contribute enough registered capital will be fined from VND1-2 million ($47-95) or VND10-30 million ($476-1,428), respectively.

In addition to the above fines, depending on the nature and seriousness of the violations, other remedial measures may also be imposed.

Decree 155 takes effect on January 1, replacing Decree No 53/2007/ND-CP and Decree No 62/2010/ND-CP. — BIZCONSULT

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