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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Penalties

Activities / Violations
Entities That Can Be Held Responsible
Sanction(s)
 

Advertising and Promotion

Local manufacturers and importers
Fine, License suspension or revocation, Other
Enforcement Agency
Ministry of Health
Analysis

Local manufacturers and importers who violate advertising provisions (Art. 11) are subject to a fine from 8 million to 40 million riel. For repeat violations within two years, fines are doubled.

Local manufacturers and importers that violate display provisions (Art. 12) are subject to a fine of 1 million to 4 million riel. For repeat display violations within two years, fines are doubled.

Legal entities that are found criminally liable are also subject to suspension or termination of business activities, and announcement and publication of the decision on punishment.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in that it provides for a range of penalties commensurate with the seriousness of the violation, with increased penalties for repeat violations. To further align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should make clear that tobacco retailers, advertising agencies, and those that sell advertising space may also be held responsible for advertising and promotion violations.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 30, 41, 42, 47

Sponsorship

Local manufacturers and importers
Fine, License suspension or revocation, Other
Enforcement Agency
Ministry of Health
Analysis

Local manufacturers and importers who violate sponsorship provisions (Art. 13) are subject to a fine from 8 million to 40 million riel. For repeat offenses within two years fines are doubled. Legal entities that are found criminally liable are also subject to suspension or termination of business activities, and announcement and publication of the decision on punishment.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in that it provides for a range of penalties commensurate with the seriousness of the violation, with increased penalties for repeat violations. To further align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should make clear that others involved in sponsorship activities may also be held responsible for sponsorship violations.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 30, 43, 47