Decree No. 18/2020/ND-CP dated February 11, 2020 of the Government on penalties for administrative violations against topographic and cartographic regulations
Publish cartographic products not improperly displaying national borders may be expelled from Vietnam
Accordingly, an individual shall be imposed a fine of between VND 40 to 50 million on conducting topographic and cartographic activities without a topographic and cartographic activity permit or while the right to use the permit is deprived. For organization, the fine may up to VND 80-100 million. In this case, individual and organization shall be forcible destruction of topographic and cartographic data or products created by committing such violation.
This level of sanction shall be imposed to the violation of shall be imposed on publishing topographic and cartographic products or cartographic publications related to national sovereignty without displaying or improperly displaying sovereignty and national borders in accordance with the law provisions on topography and cartography. In addition to this sanction, violated individual and organization may be subjected to expulsion from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and profit from those products must be submitted to the State budget.
This Decree takes effect on April 01, 2020.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, February 11, 2020
On penalties for administrative violations against topographic and cartographic regulations
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015;
Pursuant to the Law on Handling Administrative Violations dated June 20, 2012;
Pursuant to the Law on Topography and Cartography dated June 14, 2018;
At the request of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment;
The Government promulgates the Decree on penalties for administrative violations against topographic and cartographic regulations.
Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Decree prescribes administrative violations, forms and levels of penalties and consequence improvement measures; jurisdictions to impose penalties and make records of administrative violations against topographic and cartographic regulations.
2. Other administrative violations against topographic and cartographic regulations which are not prescribed in this Decree shall comply with the provisions of the Government's Decrees on penalties for administrative violations within other relevant scopes of State management.
Article 2. Subjects of application
1. This Decree applies to domestic and foreign organizations and individuals that commit administrative violations against topographic and cartographic regulations in the territory of the Socialist Republic Vietnam; persons with the jurisdiction to make records and impose penalties on administrative violations; agencies, organizations and individuals related to sanctioning of administrative violations against topographic and cartographic regulations according to the provisions hereof.