In order to provide the penalties compatible with the provisions of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020, Decree 08/2022/ND-CP and Decree 06/2022/ND-CP, the Government has issued Decree 45/2022/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations in the field of environmental protection (Decree 45), taking effective from August 25, 2022. New regulations of Decree 45 that may affect business operations of enterprises, including:
(i) Supplement regulations on penalties for administrative violations of manufacturers and importers’ responsibilities on recycling products and packages;
(ii) Increase the penalties for acts of building or installing equipment, pipes or other discharging systems to discharge untreated waste to the environment;
(iii) Supplement regulations on violations related to mitigation of greenhouse gas emission and protection of the ozone layer.