If you do not inform the expected sales amount at the time of signing the franchise agreement, the local government will impose a fine for negligence.

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From the 20th, if the franchisor violates the Franchise Business Act, such as not giving a sales statement when signing a contract with the franchisee, four local governments, including Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon and Busan, will be able to directly impose and collect fines for negligence. do.

From the 20th of the 19th, the Fair Trade Commission will be responsible for violating the Franchise Business Act, which can directly impose fines for negligence in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon, and Busan: ① Violation of the obligation to provide written information, such as estimated sales, ② Keeping the basis for calculation of related information, such as estimated sales, and Violation of the reading obligation, ③ violation of the obligation to issue an estimate of sales calculation, ④ violation of the obligation to keep the calculation of estimated sales, and ⑤ violation of the obligation to keep the franchise agreement were added. Previously, the local government could impose a fine for negligence only when the franchisor failed to register and report the change in the information disclosure form.

After July 5, if the franchisor does not notify the franchisor of the cost of advertising and promotional events or fails to comply with the request for reading, it will be possible to impose a fine for negligence.

The Fair Trade Commission explained, “This act of violation of the law can be taken by simply checking the facts, so that local governments in close contact with local sites can more quickly impose fines to protect the rights and interests of prospective franchisees and franchisees.”

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To help local governments enforce laws, the Fair Trade Commission educated about 20 local government officials on the know-how of imposing fines on the same day.

Correspondent Kim So-hyun alpha@hankyung.com

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