A fine from VND 3,000,000 – 5,000,000 to persons involved in multi-level marketing who require others to pay a certain amount of money,
a deposit or buy a certain quantity of goods in any form for the right to participate in the multi-level marketing network is the important content prescribed at the Decree No. 124/2015/ND-CP dated November 19, 2015 of the Government on amending and supplementing a number of Articles of Decree No. 185/2013/ND-CP regulating penalties for administrative violations in commercial activities, production and trading in counterfeit and banned goods, and protection of consumer rights, takes effect on January 05, 2016.
A fine from VND 10,000,000 – 20,000,000 for persons involved in multi-level marketing who organize client conferences, seminars, product introduction conferences or training workshops without written authorization from multi-level dealers; entice or bribe people from other multi-level marketing networks into joining its own network; misuse title, power, or social status for requiring others to participate in multi-level marketing network or to buy goods traded under multi-level marketing manner. A fine from VND 20,000,000 – 30,000,000 to multi-level dealers who commit to get the total value of commissions, bonus and other interests combined in a year paid to the participants exceeds 40% of the company’s revenue in such year.
Besides, the A fine from VND 10,000,000 – 20,000,000 for deliberate falsification of Certificate of Origin or documents of self-certification of product origin, or written approval for self-certification of product origin issued by competent agencies; and a fine from VND 30,000,000 – 40,000,000 for the acts such as falsify product origin as granted the right to self-certify product origin by competent state agencies; forge Certificate of Product Origin or documents of self-certification of product origin; and supply falsified documents or materials to competent agencies as requested for self-certification of product origin or for verification of documents of self-certification of product origin. The violations in trading, transport, hoarding, delivery and receipt of banned goods as illegally imported tobacco shall have a fine from VND 50,000,000 – 70,000,000. if quantity of illegal tobacco is found from 500 packs and over, the case should be transferred to the criminal proceedings agency for criminal prosecution as prescribed in Article 62 of the Law on Actions against administrative violations; in case the legal proceeding agency decides not to bring the case into court, a fine from VND 70,000,000 – 100,000,000 shall be applied.
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