New regulations for unauthorised dumping came into effect yesterday, Xinhua reported. The regulation by the Ministry of Construction means people who dump garbage in non-designated areas will be fined up to 200 yuan, and work units will be fined between 5,000 and 50,000 yuan. A regulation jointly issued by the Ministry of Finance and tax administration provides preferential tax rates to firms who hire handicapped people. A pilot 'car and ship' tax aims to curb the rapidly-growing number of cars. Another new law encourages financial organisations to provide services to properly registered farmers' co-operatives.