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Portugal halves e-liquid tax rate blamed for vape store closures

13 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

Europe
Portugal
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

Portugal looks set to cut the tax on nicotine e-liquids by 50%, from €0.60/ml ($0.70) to €0.30/ml ($0.35) in its budget for 2017.
The country currently has the highest rate of tax on e-juices of all the European member states, something that has been blamed for the drastic drop in the number of vape stores in the country.

Malta lays down the law: no vaping in cars carrying under-16s

5 January, 2017 - Regulatory news analysis |

Europe
Malta
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

The smallest country in the European Union has taken a lead in attempting to clear up a common ambiguity in e-cigarette regulation by making it specific that a law against smoking in cars when a child is present applies equally to vaping.

Taiwan braced for legal U-turn on nicotine vs non-nicotine

20 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Asia
Taiwan
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

The legal status of e-cig products could be set for a radical overhaul in Taiwan, with nicotine-containing products becoming legal while nicotine-free products, currently widely available, are brought under pharmaceutical regulation.

Vaping products under new classification in Belgium

8 December, 2016 - Business news analysis |

Belgium
EU
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business news analysis

A few months after being suspended, a Royal Decree published on 28th October 2016 has finally transposed the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – but with a very important change in the classification of vaping products in Belgium. From 17th January 2017, when the law comes into force, e-cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine will be considered consumer products, according to the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report.

Belgian Federal Parliament

New Royal Decree will overhaul regulation of e-cigs in Belgium

24 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory news analysis

A newly-issued Royal Decree will regulate the market for e-cigarettes in Belgium and introduce some substantial changes from the early 2016 decree, which was suspended in March. One of the main points of this new document published in the Belgian official journal Le Moniteur is the ban on distance sales (e.g. online or by phone) of e-cig and e-liquids. The […]