Vietnam Coast Guard has the competence to sanction violations in the field of national border management and protection

On August 24, 2020, the Decree No. 96/2020/NĐ-CP on penalties for administrative violations against regulations on national border management and protection was issued by Vietnam’s Government.

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According to Article 18 of the Decree No. 96/2020/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, power delegated to the Coast Guard to sanction administrative violations in the field of national border management and protection is specified as follows:

1. Coast guard officers on duty are entitled to:

- issue warnings;

- impose a maximum fine of VND 1,000,000.

2. Coastguard team leaders are entitled to:

- issue warnings;

- impose a maximum fine of VND 2,500,000.

3. Coastguard squad leaders and captains of coastguard stations are entitled to:

- issue warnings;

- impose a maximum fine of VND 5,000,000;

- enforce the remedial measures mentioned in Points a, c and d Clause 3 Article 3 hereof.

4. Commanders of coast guard platoons are entitled to:

- issue warnings;

- impose a maximum fine of VND 10,000,000;

- confiscate the exhibits and instrumentalities used for administrative violation commission, the value of which does not exceed the fine specified in Point b of this Clause;

- enforce the remedial measures mentioned in Points a, c, d, e and i Clause 3 Article 3 hereof.

5. Commanders in chief of coast guard squadrons are entitled to:

- issue warnings;

- impose a maximum fine of VND 15,000,000;

- confiscate the exhibits and instrumentalities used for administrative violation commission, the value of which does not exceed the fine specified in Point b of this Clause;

- enforce the remedial measures mentioned in Points a, c, d, e and i Clause 3 Article 3 hereof.

6. Commanders of regional coast guard command centers are entitled to:

- issue warnings;

- impose a maximum fine of VND 25,000,000;

- confiscate the exhibits and instrumentalities used for administrative violation commission, the value of which does not exceed the fine specified in Point b of this Clause;

- enforce the remedial measures mentioned in Points a, c, d, e, g, h, i and l Clause 3 Article 3 hereof.

7. Commander of Vietnam Coast Guard is entitled to:

- issue warnings;

- impose a maximum fine of VND 50,000,000;

- confiscate the exhibits and instrumentalities used for administrative violation commission;

- suspend licenses and practicing certificates or suspend the operation;

- enforce the remedial measures mentioned in Clause 3 Article 3 hereof.

View more details at the Decree No. 96/2020/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, effective from October 10, 2020.

Le Vy

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