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Italy: minimum restrictions but tax on e-cigs with nicotine

19th May 2017 - Regulatory reports |

Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The Italian government has implemented the minimum level of restrictions required by the European Union’s (EU’s) Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). A tax of €0.393 (0.438 USD) per millilitre is imposed on all e-cig products that contain nicotine.

France: post-TPD rules get some needed clarification

18th May 2017 - Regulatory reports |

EU
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

One of the world’s largest e-cigarette markets, France has transposed the European TPD in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes.

Online tutorial: EU packaging regulation and UK interpretations

28th April 2017 - E-learning , Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
E-learning
Regulatory reports

There are strict laws around the labelling and packaging of e-cigarette products in Europe. But the EU legislation concerning this has been interpreted and imposed in different ways across different member states. These variations can make producing legally packaged products for Europe a challenging business. This online tutorial will guide you through the key points of legislation.

Finland: online sales banned in hardline TPD

19th April 2017 - Regulatory reports |

Europe
Finland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

      Executive summary   Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes were legalised in Finland in May 2016 and are treated as tobacco-related products. Despite this, however, the Tobacco Products Directive was implemented into Finnish legislation with a very stringent approach. All flavours except for tobacco are banned. Only retail channel will be bricks and mortar stores as […]

TPD is being transposed as UK plans to leave the EU

15th March 2017 - Regulatory reports |

England
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In this March 2017 report on the UK market, we find that there is currently no national legal restriction on the public usage of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom. Variations in interpretation of the TPD include a modification of the six month standstill period for launching new products, while Tank size limits for new products is 2ml and applies to all tanks, regardless of whether they contain nicotine when sold.

Belgium: end of medical regulation, new consumer regime imminent

6th December 2016 - Regulatory reports |

Belgium
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The new Belgian law, transposing the TPD, comes into force in January 2017. It will end the classification of e-cigarettes as medical devices and impose severe restrictions, including an online sales ban as well as product, packaging, labelling and advertising restrictions.

New: EU TPD standstill tracker

4th November 2016 - Regulatory trackers |

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Europe
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Regulatory trackers

Welcome to ECigIntelligence’s latest addition to our suite of trackers. Our standstill tracker refers to the length of time producers have to wait after notifying a body about their product before they are allowed to actually put the product on the market. Most European Union countries use the same time period – six months, as […]