Regulatory reports / Asia

All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover Asia can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of individual Asian countries’ regulations and restictions in relation to e-cigs. In addition to a general outline of the regulatory landscape for the country, more specific regulations such as product restrictions or taxation are also covered.

Regulatory report: Japan

20th May 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This report provides an overview of the current laws and restrictions around e-cigs in Japan, focusing on areas such as advertising, labelling and packaging, age and product restrictions, taxation and enforcement

Regulatory report: provincial legislation in China

13th May 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This itemised report details the regulatory requirements and restrictions on e-cigarette products in the six Chinese provinces – Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen

Regulatory report: China

29th April 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This report on Chinese regulation of e-cigarettes includes an overview of the current rules plus possible future regulations and forthcoming changes

Regulatory report: Myanmar

28th January 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Myanmar
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarettes and related products are legal in Myanmar, where they are not specifically regulated by any law

Regulatory report: Turkey

24th December 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Turkey
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarette products containing nicotine cannot be currently sold in Turkey without a pharmaceutical licence from the Ministry of Health, although none have been granted so far

Global tobacco harm reduction policies: selected country overview

11th November 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Brazil
China
Egypt
Europe
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Nigeria
North America
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
South America
Spain
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
World
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This report provides an overview of harm-reduction policies with regards to tobacco use from 18 selected countries from around the world

Taxes set to rise: Philippines regulatory report

28th August 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Philippines
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our latest look at the rules and regulations in the Philippines we report on upcoming changes to the tax regime, the expansion on restrictions, public vaping and changes in the minimum legal age

Malaysia regulatory report

20th June 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Malaysia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The Malaysian Ministry of Health is working on a framework for the regulation of e-cigarettes, and expects to put a proposal before parliament at the end of 2019. In the meantime

Indonesia regulatory report

11th June 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Indonesia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The legal classification of e-cigarettes in Indonesia is not entirely clear, as in different situations they may fall under either tobacco law or consumer product regulation

The Netherlands: a case study on plain packaging for e-cigarettes

26th February 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Australasia
Australia
EU
Europe
Finland
Israel
Netherlands
World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

So far Israel is the only country to insist on plain packaging for e-cigarettes – but it’s on the agenda elsewhere, such as the Netherlands, where the scheme is backed by the minister charged with rewriting public health rules

Will Hong Kong e-cig clampdown block exports from China?

20th December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Europe
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Proposed regulation in Hong Kong would ban the import, manufacture, sale, distribution and advertising of e-cigarettes. But will this affect the current trade in vapour products exported from China via Hong Kong?

A world of regulation: where the bans are on harm reduction products

17th December 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Central America
Europe
North America
South America
World
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence presents its comprehensive analysis of which countries have banned the three most popular harm reduction products: nicotine-containing vapour products; heated tobacco; and oral tobacco

Israel regulatory report

22nd November 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
Israel
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

With an amendment to tobacco law under debate by the Knesset, this report on e-cigarette and heated tobacco regulation in Israel includes updated information in every section

PMI and Juul launch legal action against Chinese copyists

9th October 2018 | Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
North America
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Major brands
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