Kazakhstan: e-cigarette regulation, March 2024

After a number of previous unsuccessful attempts to do so, and several petitions against it, in July 2023, a government Interdepartmental Commission decided to completely ban the sale, import, export and production of e-cigarettes and e-liquids in Kazakhstan. The bill needs to be considered in the Senate and, if approved, will go to president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for his signature.

This report provides detailed analysis of the current regulatory framework in place for vaping products in Kazakhstan, covering all policy areas from taxation and notification to labelling and advertising.

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Dmytro Korchahin

Senior legal analyst
Dmytro holds a masters degree in International and European Union Law from Vilnius University, Lithuania. He also has a masters in law from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine and in the management of foreign economic activity from V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. In 2019 he completed a four-month Erasmus+ exchange programme at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He started his PhD studies in EU environmental law at Vilnius University in 2021.

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