THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 174/2007/ND-CP
Hanoi, November 29, 2007
 
DECREE
ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CHARGES FOR SOLID WASTES
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the November 29, 2005 Law on Environmental Protection;
Pursuant to the December 16, 2002 Law on the State Budget;
Pursuant to the August 28, 2001 Ordinance on Charges and Fees;
At the proposal of the Minister of Finance,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- This Decree provides for environmental protection charges for solid wastes; charge rates and regime of the collection, remittance, management and use of environmental protection charges for solid wastes.
Article 2.-
1. Subject to environmental protection charges for solid wastes defined in this Decree are ordinary and hazardous solid wastes discharged from production, business, service and other activities (except for ordinary solid wastes discharged in daily-life activities of individuals and households).
2. Ordinary or hazardous solid wastes prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article are determined and classified under the Government’s Decree No. 59/2007/ND-CP of April 9, 2007, on solid waste management.
Article 3.- Payers of environmental protection charges for solid wastes are organizations or individuals that discharge charge-liable solid wastes prescribed in Article 2 of this Decree, except for those that dispose of solid wastes by themselves or sign service contracts on solid waste disposal up to environmental standards prescribed by law.
Article 4.- If a treaty to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party contains provisions different from those of this Decree, that treaty prevails.
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