As of February 2022, subscribers can view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts round-up section.
10th January 2023
Netherlands: A Ministry of Health regulation on banned flavours in e-cigarettes came into force on 1st January, providing a list of flavouring additives that can be used in e-liquids. It sets a grace period until 1st October for existing products produced or released before 1st July 2023 and for which a notification was made through the common entry gate no later than 28th November 2022.
12th December 2022
5th December 2022
1st December 2022
Netherlands: Four organisations have launched a citizens’ initiative to achieve a nicotine-free generation. They want the age limit for the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other nicotine-containing products to be raised by a year annually from 2030. The initiative needs to collect 40,000 signatures to be discussed in the House of Representatives.
30th November 2022
Netherlands: Health secretary Maarten van Ooijen has issued a regulation to come into force on 1st January 2023, listing the flavouring additives that can be used in e-liquids, with or without nicotine. It also sets a grace period for existing products until 1st October 2023, provided they are produced or released before 1st July 2023 and have been notified through the common entry gate by the day of publication of this regulation.
29th November 2022
Netherlands: Health minister Maarten van Ooijen has adopted a ministerial order amending the Tobacco and Smoking Products Decree to regulate flavours for e-cigarettes. The decree bans taste-determining additives in both nicotine-containing and nicotine-free e-liquids from 1st January 2023, other than those designated by ministerial regulation. The decree makes no mention of a grace period for existing products or any defined list of allowed ingredients, which we expect to be approved soon.
2nd November 2022
Netherlands: The House of Representatives has called on the government to take extra measures to ensure better enforcement of the ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, media reports.
20th October 2022
Netherlands: Asked whether a consumption tax or excise tax on e-cigarettes and e-liquids would be added to the 2023 Tax Plan, finance minister Marnix van Rij said the government was awaiting proposals from the European Commission reviewing the Tobacco Excise Directive, media reports. The government is not expected to introduce its own tax, believing an approach at European level to be more effective.
11th October 2022
Netherlands: The independent association Youth Smoking Prevention (Rookpreventie Jeugd) has reported the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA) to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) for alleged illegal advertising of e-cigarettes, media reports. The complaint relates to messages projected on buildings in Amsterdam in a campaign against the upcoming ban on e-cigarette flavours.
28th September 2022
Netherlands: As the ECigIntelligence Compliance Calendar shows, today marks the end of the Ministry of Health, Wellbeing and Sports’ consultation on the regulation to limit the range of permitted flavours for e-liquids. If further adopted, the new rules will come into force on 1st January 2023, allowing for products produced before that date to remain on the market until 1st July 2023.
9th September 2022
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