In order to provide the penalties compatible with the provisions of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 and the Decree guiding the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 (currently in the drafting stage), the Government has published a Draft Decree on penalties for administrative violations in the field of environmental protection. Some new regulations of the Draft Decree hereunder may affect business operations of enterprises:
(i) Regulating statute of limitations for handling administrative violations in environmental protection;
(ii) Regulating penalties related to environmental license;
(iii) Regulating penalties related to environmental safety distance.