Regulatory report: Costa Rica

28th May 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Central America
Costa Rica
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This report offers an analysis of the current regulatory regime for e-cigarettes in Costa Rica, covering everything from product and age restrictions, to labelling and packaging, advertising, and taxation

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: Paraguay

8th April 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Paraguay
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarettes are are currently covered in Paraguay by only one regulatory decision, and though the government is developing regulations, this has been delayed by COVID-19

Regulatory report: New Zealand, regulations to be tightened

17th March 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Australasia
New Zealand
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The New Zealand parliament aims to tighten current regulations on vaping and heated tobacco, seeking to regulate e-cigarettes in a similar way to Europe. This report covers all current regulation as well as those due in the near future

Regulatory report: Morocco

3rd February 2020 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
Morocco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This regulatory report provides information on the restrictions on vaping in Morocco, which are limited, looking at the general regulatory landscape as well as taxation

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

South Africa regulatory report: unclear regulations remain

1st October 2019 | Regulatory reports |

Africa
South Africa
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The South African government has publicly taken a radical stance against e-cigarettes, promising to restrict them in the same way as tobacco. This report covers regulatory areas including advertising and marketing, tax and enforcement

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