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Penalties for RF Violations Announced

26 Jul 2011     Vietnam

The Government of Vietnam has announced that violations of radio frequency regulations may be punished by fines of up to VND 100 million (approximately USD 4,800).

Decree 51/2011/ NĐ- CP, dated 27 June 2011 sets out penalties for failure to comply with various RF related regulations. Examples of the penalties include:

  • violations of regulations on licensing and use of radio frequency: VND 200,00 - VND 100 million
  • violations of regulations quality of radio emissions, radiation safety and EMC: VND 200,000 - VND 30 million
  • violation of regulations on registration and international cooperation on radio frequency and satellite orbit: VND 30 million - VND 70 million

The decree also details the administration of the pentalties.

The new penalties will come into effect on 1 September 2011.

As with any enforcement measures, these are intended to promote compliance and improve the overall quality of equipment on the market and RF communications in general.