Penalties for non-compliance
What are the penalties for non-compliance?
The following penalties can be outlined with respect to conducting prize-promotions:
- For non-compliance by advertisers relating to the content of advertisements or regarding the dissemination of such advertisements – fines amount to five times the cost of the distributed advertisement
- For breach of requirements of the Law of Ukraine on 'Protection from Unfair Competition' – fines in amount of up to 5% of business profits (group) for the last year (if profits of the business entity for the last year is not declared – an amount of US$6,164)
- For breach of data protection rules within prize promotions – fines of approximately US$61 – US$307
Separately, please see the penalties for conducting gambling which is prohibited in Ukraine – fines in amount of around US$1,205,721 with confiscation of gambling facilities and all the realized profit is to be paid to the State budget of Ukraine. Also Ukrainian legislation provides for criminal responsibility for conducting gambling in the form of fines of approx. US$6,164 – US$24,566, depending on the circumstances of the commission of the crime.
Finally, the following penalty is established for conducting lottery without license – fines of approx. US$2,412,139, together with the confiscation of gaming facilities.