Italian stores will have to show vaping turnover in order to get a licence

The Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency (AAMS) has issued a decree preventing anyone except licensed vape stores, pharmacies and parapharmacies from retailing e-liquids.

The decree 47885/RU also confirms the total ban on distance sales included in the Budget Law 2018 adopted by the Chamber of Deputies at the end of 2017.

And it establishes a new “prevalence criterion” (criterio di prevalenza), by which shops will have to demonstrate that revenue generated by the sale of e-cig hardware plus taxed e-liquids must be more than 50% of their total turnover in order to qualify for a licence.

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David Palacios Rubio

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