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Proclamation No. 814-2013 Raw Hides and Skins Marketing proclamation

[Article] 14. Penalty

1/ Any person who involves in first level marketing of raw hides or skins with a person not permitted to participate at first level marketing or outside of market centers shall be confiscated the raw hides or skins provided, however, that if it is conducted outside the production of household consumption, it shall, In addition, be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding one year and with fine not exceeding Birr 15,000.

2/ Any supplier who deploys an agent in addition to himself or more than one agents in a marketing center for first level marketing of raw hides or skins shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding six months and with fine not exceeding Birr 5,000.

3/ Any person who involves in second level marketing of raw hides or skins with a person not permitted to participate at second level marketing shall, in addition to the confiscation of the raw hides or skins, be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding three years and with fine not exceeding Birr 50,000.

4/ Any person who engages either in first or second level marketing of raw hides or skins with the same category of market actor shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding two years and with fine not exceeding Birr 30,000.

5/ Any person who commits misleading act in the process of marketing raw hides or skins shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding four years and with fine not exceeding Birr 60,000.

6/ Any person, other than a producer supplying raw hides and skins to market in accordance with this Proclamation, transports raw hides or skins from place to place without having transporting permit shall, in addition to the confiscation of the raw hides or skins, be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding six months and with fine not exceeding Birr 5,000.

7/ Any transporter who transports illegally marketed raw hides or skins shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding two years and with fine not exceeding Birr 30,000.

8/ Any person who stores raw hides or skins above the permitted time or out of the permitted place without the authorization of the appropriate organ shall, in addition to the confiscation of the raw hides or skins, be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding two years and with fine not exceeding Birr’ 30,000.

9/ Any person who commits any other offence in violation of the provisions of this Proclamation or regulations or directives issued hereunder shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding six months and with fine not exceeding Birr 5,000.

10/ A legal person which participates in the commission of offence under this Article as provided in Article 34 of the Criminal Code shall be punishable in accordance with Article 90 of the Code

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