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Article 38 Administrative sanctions and other administrative measures

1. Without prejudice to the supervisory and investigatory powers of competent authorities under Article 32, and the right of Member States to provide for and impose criminal sanctions, Member States shall, in accordance with national law, provide for competent authorities to have the power to impose administrative sanctions and take appropriate other administrative measures which shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive. Those administrative sanctions and other administrative measures shall apply at least to:

(a) infringements of Article 3, Article 5, Article 6, Article 7(1) to (11), Article 8, Article 9, Article 10, Article 11(1) and (3), Article 14(1) and (2), Article 15(1), Article 16(1), (2) and (3), Article 17, Article 18, Article 19(1) to (3), Article 20(1), Article 21(1) to (4) and (7) to (11), Article 22(2) to (5), Article 23(1), (2), (3) and (5), and Article 27;

(b) failure to cooperate or comply in an