Administrative penalty policies to change

Hu Min
Minor violations no longer to be listed on the credibility platform but education and guidance used instead to improve the business environment in the city.
Hu Min

Minor violations related to sanitation, the environment, construction and the property market will not longer attract administrative penalties, according to a new city guideline. 

Instead, education and guidance will be used to improve the business environment and create a stable, fair and transparent market environment, the Shanghai Urban Management and Law Enforcement Bureau said.

The threshold to be listed in the bureau's credibility platform will be lifted, according to the guideline.

Individuals fined less than 300 yuan (US$42) in a single case, and organizations fined less than 3,000 yuan in a single case will not be listed on the platform.

Procedures in the case of disputes will be improved to protect the rights and interests of businesses, the bureau said.

The city's urban management and law enforcement authorities will also step up efforts to boost the night market economy, and inspection items and results will be made public to ensure openness and transparency, the guideline says.

The use of intelligent means in collecting proof of violations will be promoted in areas such as environmental damage to improve accuracy and efficiency of law enforcement and prevent the interference of on-the-spot law enforcement on normal business operations, the bureau said.

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