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Strict fines for violators in animal health sector

Update: August, 03/2017 - 11:15
Animal health workers take samples for tests to supervise epidemic at a chicken farm in Bến Cầu District, Tây Ninh southern province. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Đức Hoảnh
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The highest fine for violations in the animal health sector is VNĐ100 million (US$4,400) for organisations, and VNĐ50 million ($2,200) for individuals, under a new Government decree.

Individuals or organisations that produce veterinary medicines banned in Việt Nam are subject to the fine.

People using these products will be fined VNĐ8-10 million ($350-440).

The decree also includes violations in preventing animal diseases, quarantining animals, slaughter, hygiene, medicine management and veterinary practice.

The lowest fine, VNĐ1-2 million ($40-80), is for deliberately not reporting the death of animals because of infectious diseases to local authorities.

People transporting animals that have died because of infectious diseases, or those who dispose such dead animals into the environment will be fined VNĐ5-6 million ($220-260).

Those transporting living animals infected with dangerous diseases from an affected area without permission will be fined VNĐ15-20 million ($660-880). — VNS

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