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Indonesia: ban looks possible – when government makes its mind up

15 December, 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Indonesia
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The legal classification of e-cigarettes in Indonesia is far from clear – whether they come under regulations relating to tobacco, pharmaceutical or consumer products.
What does seem clear is that e-cigs continue to be legal for now, despite some reports last year to the contrary. It is possible they may become illegal in future. Our in-depth regulatory report looks at every aspect of e-cigarette regulation in Indonesia.

Taiwan

Taiwan: likely to end pharma regime for nicotine-containing products

1 December, 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Taiwan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In this report, ECigIntelligence looks in detail at the situation in Taiwan, where the legal situation may possibly be set to change. It is likely that nicotine-containing products will become legal while nicotine-free liquid will be banned, leading unusual situation of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes being available as consumer products while nicotine-free products were treated as pharmaceutical products.

Israel looks set to follow EU or U.S. lead on e-cig legislation

16 November, 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Israel
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at a country with a complex past and slightly complicated present as the Supreme Court recently overturned a five-year ban on e-cigs. ECigIntelligence expects Israel to follow the European or American lead in future legislative decisions.

Canada’s e-cig regulation a three-tiered tangle

29 March, 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Canada
North America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

      Executive summary   The federal government’s regulatory stance on e-cigs is unclear, which is causing confusion in the industry and among regulatory bodies. The federal Health Canada agency has issued an advisory regulating the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes, but it lacks the authority to do so. Nevertheless, the advisory has impacted […]

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Philippines unregulated but local laws on horizon

28 January, 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Philippines
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In the Philippines e-cigs are regulated as any other consumer product, therefore, the e-cig industry is largely unrestricted; in other words, very few product limitations apply, public usage and advertising is permitted, and e-cigs can be sold in any retail outlet.

E-cigarette regulation in Japan: the future is still pharma

26 January, 2016 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be sold in Japan without a pharmaceutical licence, and there appears to be little immediate likelihood of that changing. However, imports are tolerated and nicotine-free products can be sold. Our in-depth report on Japanese regulation examines the legal framework and specific legislation that constrains the e-cig market there.

Malaysia’s e-cig landscape, 2015

30 December, 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Malaysia
Singapore
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

    Executive Summary   In Malaysia, the manufacture, distribution or sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and e-liquids requires a pharmaceutical or medical license. Non-nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquids are treated as consumer products. Lack of enforcement implies that e-cigs are widely available. Five Malaysian states (Terengganu, Penang, Kedah, Johor, Kelantan) have banned the sale of any […]

E-cigarette regulation in Canada, July 2015

24 July, 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Canada
North America
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Executive summary • Introduction • The multi-layered regulatory framework • Tobacco regulation – the multi-layered model in action • No federal regulation of e-cigs • The role of Health Canada • Provincial regulation • Municipal regulation • Trade associations and industry standards • Appendix 1: provincial and territorial tobacco regulation in Canada • Appendix 2: market authorisation in Canada

In depth: the regulatory regime for e-cigs in Chile, June 2015

18 June, 2015 | Regulatory reports |

Chile
South America
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Product categorisation • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Case law • Taxation • Enforcement

In depth: what will the WHO decide on e-cig regulation?

8 September, 2014 | Regulatory reports |

World
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

WHO’s basis for regulation • Political will to regulate • Regulatory proposals in detail • Likely impact of COP6 recommendations • Industry excluded from consultation? • Russia’s political situation and COP6 • Conclusions