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Heavy fines if online sales are not registered

Individuals and businesses operating in the field of electronic commerce (e-commerce) in the forms of e-commerce websites selling, e-commerce website service providers and other types of sites will be fined heavily if online sales are not registered.

Electronic Commerce and Department of Information Technology (MOIT) said, after the date 01/01/2014 individuals, businesses operating in the field of electronic commerce (e-commerce) in the forms of e-commerce websites selling goods, e-commerce sites deliver service and other types of sites by the Ministry of Industry and trade regulations will be fined heavily if online sales are not registered under the provisions of Decree 185/2013 / ND-CP on sanctions administration of commercial activities, production, trade in counterfeit goods, prohibited goods and to protect the interests of consumers.

Specifically, the violations of regulations on setting up the website, a fine of 5 to 20 million VND for acts establishing e-commerce websites without informing the state authorities having jurisdiction under the regulations; not announced amendments and supplements when there is a change of information related to e-commerce website service provider is registered.

The fine will be between 20 and 30 million for acts established provider of e-commerce sites without registration confirmation as prescribed; Transferee service provider of e-commerce sites without re-registration; E-commerce service providers not right with registration documents; or fraud, providing false information when registering sites; Falsifying registration information on e-commerce service provider website.

The implementation of the above obligations stipulated in Decree 52/2013 / ND-CP on e-commerce and Circular 12/2013 / TT-BTC guiding the Decree of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The notification and registration of e-commerce websites is done online on the portal e-commerce operations management at www.online.gov.vn.

A fine of between 40 -50 million acts of consumer fraud on e-commerce websites; Abusing the e-commerce business to raise funds illegally; Taking advantage of e-commerce business to counterfeit goods, goods and services infringing intellectual property rights or goods and services banned from business.

In addition, active abuse, assessment, monitoring and endorsement of e-commerce to gain illicit profits; Continue to operate after the termination or registration canceled, terminated or revoked license assessment, monitoring and endorsement of e-commerce was also fined a maximum of 50 million.

Along with the fine, the service provider of e-commerce websites in violation will be suspended from 6-12 months, confiscated exhibits and facilities, recovery of the domain name “.vn” is used to perform violations, force website owners to overcome the consequences and the payment of illicit profits earned from the implementation of e-commerce violations.

With violation of information and transactions on e-commerce websites, will be fined up to 30 million if fake information from traders, organizations and individuals to participate in e-commerce activities; No implementing measures to ensure the safety, security for payment transactions of customers.

Fined up to 40 million for fraud, or copy of the e-commerce website interface traders, organizations and individuals to make a profit or to confuse and steal, use, transfer or sell information information relating to business secrets of traders and other organizations …

Penalties of up to 40 million if no remedial measures to detect or receive reflect business behavior violated the law on e-commerce portals; Not providing information and support state management agencies investigating business practices violate the law on e-commerce service provider website; Not implementing statistical obligations, reporting as prescribed.

This is the administrative penalty for one of the misconduct in the field of e-commerce carried out by individuals. For the violations carried out by the organization, the fine twice the fines prescribed for individuals.

Also according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, from the date of 01.01.2014, E-commerce and Information Technology Department will coordinate with functional agencies to conduct inspections, checking for businesses, organizations and individuals active in the field of e-commerce.

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