How much is the penalty for adding additives to reduce the quality of goods?

The Government has issued Decree 126/2021/ND-CP amending Decree 119/2017/ND-CP on administrative sanctions in the fields of standards, measurement and product and goods quality. Accordingly, the fines for the act of adding additives that reduce the quality of goods are as follows:

How much is the penalty for adding additives to reduce the quality of goods?

How much is the penalty for adding additives to reduce the quality of goods? (Illustration)

- A fine of between 02 times and 03 times the value of consumed infringing products and goods for one of the following acts:

+ Substituting, swapping, adding or subtracting ingredients or additives, mixing impurities to make the quality of products and goods not conform to announced applicable standards;

+ Selling goods whose quality does not conform to relevant technical regulations or regulations of competent agencies;

+ Selling goods when the goods have not been implemented with management measures as prescribed in the relevant national technical regulations or have not been certified or assessed for conformity with technical regulations within the time limit. regulations for group 2 goods. (Newly added content)

- A fine of between 3 times and 5 times the value of the consumed infringing goods for acts of replacing, exchanging, adding or subtracting ingredients or additives, mixing impurities or containing substances unsafe for human consumption. Animals, farmed aquatic products, assets, plants and the environment cause the quality of products and goods to not conform to relevant technical regulations or regulations of competent agencies.

(Previously, a fine of only 02-03 times the total value of the consumed infringing products or goods was applied for acts of replacing, swapping, adding or subtracting ingredients or additives, or adulteration. substances that reduce the quality of products and goods compared with announced applicable standards. use a fine of between 3 times and 5 times the total value of the consumed infringing goods).

Decree 126/2021/ND-CP takes effect from January 1, 2022.

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