Regulatory reports

Shake and vape facing new rules: Greece regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 9th October 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Greece
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at regulations in Greece, we find that there are planned regulations for DIY and shake and vape products and only TPD-compliant, nicotine-containing products notified to the Ministry of Health may be produced and sold...

PMI and Juul launch legal action against Chinese copyists

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th October 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
North America
United States
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The two leading brands in the vaping and heated tobacco sectors, Juul and Philip Morris International (PMI), are both engaged in active fights with Chinese companies over their intellectual property rights ...

Japan regulatory report: e-cigarettes and heated tobacco

Written by Marija Obradovic || 8th October 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This updated report on regulation of e-cigs and heated tobacco in Japan includes new tax rates and new restrictions on public use of heated tobacco, plus details of required warning posters and sanctions ...

E-cigs generally banned, but not universally: Latin America regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 5th September 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Argentina
Brazil
Central America
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
North America
Panama
South America
Uruguay
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In this far-reaching report, ECigIntelligence looks at the varied legal approaches to e-cigs and vaping across Latin America, focussing on Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Colombia, Chile and...

Second highest notification fees in Europe: Denmark regulatory report

Written by Marija Obradovic || 3rd September 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Denmark
Europe
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at Denmark, we find that the country has the second highest notification fee in the EU, which amounts to about €4950 ($5771). The Danish Health Authority dismisses scientific evidence that e-cigarettes are an effective...

Sweden clamps down on high-nicotine e-liquids

Written by Haoqun Wang || 6th August 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Swedish regulation is asking producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of e-liquid with high concentrations of nicotine, which constitutes a de facto ban as the process of obtaining such a permit is...

China regulatory report: new national standard coming soon

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th July 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Our report on Chinese e-cigarette regulation reviews the current regulatory landscape in the country, the forthcoming national standards, and the possible impact of tobacco-style regulation on vapour products ...

New taxation, old uncertainties: Sweden regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 12th July 2018 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Sweden
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Nicotine-containing e-liquids became subject to a new tax in Sweden in July 2018, a year after the country’s regulations on e-cigarettes came into force with the transposition into national law of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) ...

Relatively clear rules and guidance: CBD products in Switzerland

Written by Paula Cazes || 5th July 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Switzerland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
CBD products in Switzerland come under three possible headings: sale with some restrictions; sale requiring authorisation; and sale prohibited. This report considers these three categories, what they apply to, and what they mean ...

Heated tobacco taxation in the EU: classification, rates and structures

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 4th July 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Heated tobacco products generally benefit from a more benign tax regime in Europe than vapour products. Our report examines tax laws in EU countries where HnB products have been launched ...

New York State getting tougher on vaping: regulatory update

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 21st June 2018 || Regulatory reports |

New York
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
New York, formerly one of the less restrictive states for e-cigs, now has a widespread ban on indoor vaping, no e-cigs allowed in schools, and a number of other measures in the offing ...

New rules step beyond the TPD: Netherlands regulatory report

Written by Paula Cazes || 18th June 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Netherlands
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at the Dutch regulations, we find that The Netherlands recently decided to go beyond the TPD, regulating nicotine-free e-cigs fully in the same way as nicotine containing ones ...

CBD vaping in France: making sense of a legal grey area

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 13th June 2018 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The use of cannabidiol (CBD) in e-liquids is not specifically regulated in France, and in a grey area as no law or competent authority has officially confirmed the legality of its use in an e-cigarette as a consumer...

No tax proposed as yet: Slovakia regulatory report

Written by Marija Obradovic || 13th June 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Slovakia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at the regulatory picture in Slovakia we see that e-cigarettes are not covered by any excise tax, e-cigs with and without nicotine have mild retail restrictions and notification is free of charge ...

German controversy highlights TPD notification requirements

Written by Paula Cazes || 29th May 2018 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
Spain
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
A legal controversy between two of Germany’s major e-cig importers and retailers over the notification requirements of the German version of the TPD could help to clear up a partly unresolved question about the regulation ...

CBD as an ingredient in e-liquids: EU regulatory report

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 9th May 2018 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
What laws regulate the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in e-liquids across the European Union – and what regulatory regime is likely to apply in the future? Our report finds the clear lines in a legal grey area ...

FDA guides on product labelling: US regulatory report

Written by Paula Cazes || 2nd May 2018 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In this latest report on American regulations, ECigIntelligence highlights the fact that all electronic vaping devices will have to comply with FDA label requirements from August 2018 ...

Relabelling and repackaging options could ease legal burden for US manufacturers

Written by || 24th April 2018 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Washington
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
There could be some relief for manufacturers of “tobacco related” products for the US market who have been restricted by the complicated legal process of obtaining authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the form...

Age limit up, flavour ban on the table: New Jersey regulatory report

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 28th March 2018 || Regulatory reports |

New Jersey
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
State regulation of vaping products in New Jersey is explained, including the recently raised age limit of 21 and proposals to ban flavours, to establish licensing for the sale of e-cigarettes, and to extend limits on their public...

The medical route to market approval in the UK – the pros and cons

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 21st March 2018 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The MHRA, Britain’s pharmaceutical regulator, is currently encouraging and supporting companies to submit medicines authorisation applications for e-cigarette products. Here we explain what that process entails ...

Shake and vape and the law in the EU

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 16th March 2018 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Regulatory reports
As shake and vape products increase in popularity in Europe in response to the restrictions imposed by the EU’s TPD, we take a close look at country-by-country regulation ...

Ukraine regulatory report: TPD beyond the EU?

Written by Marija Obradovic || 12th March 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ukraine
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Ukraine's current regulatory setup is lenient on e-cigs but with politicians keen to foster stronger links with the EU, and with acts now in force to strengthen existing relations, it's only a matter of time before the European...

Wholesale or volume taxes: a state-by-state analysis of US vapour taxation

Written by || 7th March 2018 || Regulatory reports |

California
Delaware
Hawaii
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North America
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
United States
Utah
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Eight US states currently tax e-cigarettes: five apply a volume tax, at a rate per ml of consumable product; three apply a wholesale tax, based on price sold at wholesale in the state – and several other states...

Substantial equivalence: Eclipse and Glo – same difference?

Written by Paula Cazes || 1st March 2018 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
BAT has chosen to seek market authorisation in the US for its heat-not-burn product Glo on the basis of its “substantial equivalence” to a previous product, Eclipse – but what are the pitfalls and the advantages in this...

US tribal territories – a unique opportunity for the vaping trade?

Written by || 22nd February 2018 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
There are more than 320 tribal territories (Indian reservations) in the US, administered by federally recognised tribes – subject to federal, but not state laws. This affects the tobacco trade in various ways and may have interesting implications...