15th March 2015 | Market reports , Regulatory reports |
Belgium at a glance
All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover Europe can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of individual European 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.
Belgium at a glance
There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the Netherlands or the advanced search page. CONTENTS Executive summary Market analysis Market size Consumption patterns Pricing and spend Sales, distribution and marketing Brands Manufacturing Regulatory analysis Introduction Dutch regulatory powers Previous Dutch e-cig regulation New regulation in […]
Executive summary • Market size • Consumption patterns • Pricing and spend • Sales, distribution and marketing • Brands • Manufacturing
Executive summary • Introduction • Dutch regulatory powers • Previous Dutch e-cig regulation • New regulation in detail • Definition of e-cigarette • Advertising • Ingredients • Additives • Packaging • Instruction leaflet • Child-proofing • E-liquid volume and nicotine concentration • What next?
As the e-cigarette industry gets to grips with the requirements of regulation such as the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), ECigIntelligence takes a look at the practical implications on e-cig testing for brands and manufacturers.
Current regulatory framework • French courts and their precedents • Recent French regulatory initiatives • Implementation of TPD article 20 • Trade and consumer associations, case law and regulation
A comprehensive survey of the UK e-cigarette market and regulation, including: Market size: estimates and methodology; model assumptions; industry estimates • Consumption patterns: number of e-cigarette users in the UK; comparisons with usage data from outside UK; overview of usage data: “ever” users; tank usage; cigalike usage • Pricing and spend: online pricing; e-liquids; cigalikes; tank systems • Sales, distribution and marketing: online; offline; marketing; medical licensing for e-cigs • Brand ownership and M&A: different blends of acquisition and development; cigalikes • Raw materials and manufacturing • Current regulatory landscape • Advertising: regulatory control; advertising restrictions; the new CAP and BCAP rules; existing advertising restrictions; enforcement of advertising rules • TPD transposition: pre-transposition challenges to the TPD; transposition timeline; significant new rules for e-cigarettes: ECITA and the BSI e-cigarette standards; possible impacts of Totally Wicked’s challenge on article 20 and e-cigarette regulation; overview of ECITA proposal • Medical licensing: marketing authorisation costs for medically licensed e-cigarette product in the UK; manufacturer/import authorisation; pharmacovigilance; wholesale • Existing legislation governing manufacture, import and sale of e-cigarettes in the UK • TPD implementation: the process of implementing EU directives in the UK; the transposition process.
Regulatory control of advertising in the UK • Existing UK advertising restrictions • The New UK Rules • Non-statutory regulation of e-cigarette advertising in France • The two regimes: few similarities
Contents: Market size • Form factors • Individual usage • Retail channel • Major Spanish retailers • Recent upheavals • Regulation • Introduction • Regulatory landscape: from regional to uniform regulation • Current regulatory framework • Comparison with tobacco regulation • Public use restrictions • Age restrictions • Packaging and point-of-sale requirements • Advertising restrictions • Medical claims • Enforcement • Case law • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • The decreto ley option
Current legal and regulatory framework • Legislation under consideration • Case law on medical/pharmaceutical status of e-cigs • Case law on e-cigs as tobacco products • Import restrictions • Public use and advertising restrictions • TPD implementation • Appendix: Primary lower court cases – medical/pharmaceutical status •
Appendix II: Primary lower court cases – tobacco equivalence • Appendix III: Potential e-cig restrictions
Regulatory landscape: from regional to uniform regulation • Current regulatory framework • Comparison with tobacco regulation • Public use restrictions • Age restrictions • Packaging and point-of-sale requirements • Advertising restrictions • Medical claims • Enforcement • Case law • The missing pieces from the TPD jigsaw • The decreto ley option
What the FCTC is • A global treaty • Broad scope of regulation • The regulatory framework • The FCTC in practice • No enforcement powers • Enforcement by signatories • Self-reporting • Shadow reporting • Influence on European legislation • Promoting tobacco regulation in the developing world • What does the FCTC mean for e-cigarettes • Current status of e-cigs • Political will to regulate • Structural barriers • Non-binding, but influential • Exclusion of e-cig firms • Regulatory options in detail
The law governing adoption of the TPD • Significant new rules for tobacco and e-cigs • Challenges before transposition • Pre-transposition challenges by member states • Poland’s TPD challenge • Pre-transposition challenges before the UK high court • PMI’s TPD challenge • Totally Wicked’s TPD challenge • Possible post-transposition challenges • Possible impacts on article 20 and e-cig regulation • Potential challenges by other e-cig stakeholders
E-cigs are not tobacco products • E-cigs are relatively unregulated • Standard consumer protection law applies • No product standards or requirements • Public use restrictions in significant cities • Limits on local government power • No tobacco taxes, or other special taxes – yet • Implementation of the TPD: scope • Implementation of the TPD: timeline and process • Implementation of the TPD: industry and NGO input • Implementation of the TPD: regulatory authority • Tobacco regulation in Poland
GMPs defined • Core principles: control and documentation • Enforcement • Evolution of GMPs: “current GMPs” and international harmonisation • The application of GMPs to tobacco and e-cigarettes • Industry groups and NGOs fill the regulatory void • How might the FDA formulate e-cig GMPs? • Conclusions
Current regulatory framework • The “tabac” monopoly • Recent regulatory initiatives • Implementation of article 20 of the TPD
What the WHO FCTC is • The WHO FCTC in practice • What does the WHO FCTC mean for e-cigarettes?
E-cigarette regulation: lessons from another industry • Regulatory issues compared • Online gambling regulatory models • Lessons for the e-cigarette sector
Market intelligence • Market structure • Regulatory landscape
Market intelligence • Regulatory landscape
Market insight • Current regulatory framework
Market intelligence • Regulatory landscape • Advertising • EU law • Medical licensing
Market intelligence • Retail channels • Consumer spending patterns • Regulatory landscape • Specific provisions • Tax
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