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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Penalties

Violator
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Manufacturer

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Fine
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Analysis

Penalties for violating plain packaging provisions are: 2,000 penalty units for a fault-based offense or civil penalty provision, and 60 penalty units for a strict liability offense. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, Australia should consider adopting other types of penalties in addition to fines, such as license suspension and/or revocation, if appropriate.

Importer

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Fine
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Analysis

Penalties for violating plain packaging provisions are: 2000 penalty units for a fault-based offense or civil penalty provision, and 60 penalty units for a strict liability offense. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, Australia should consider adopting other types of penalties in addition to fines, such as license suspension and/or revocation, if appropriate.

Wholesaler

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Fine
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Analysis

Penalties for violating plain packaging provisions are: 2000 penalty units for a fault-based offense or civil penalty provision, and 60 penalty units for a strict liability offense. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, Australia should consider adopting other types of penalties in addition to fines, such as license suspension and/or revocation, if appropriate.

Retailer

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Fine
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Analysis

Penalties for violating plain packaging provisions are: 2000 penalty units for a fault-based offense or civil penalty provision, and 60 penalty units for a strict liability offense. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, Australia should consider adopting other types of penalties in addition to fines, such as license suspension and/or revocation, if appropriate.