Regulatory report: France, December 2015



Executive summary • Regulatory landscape • National regulatory framework • Regulation: current • Regulation: near future • Age restrictions • Product restrictions requirements • Product restrictions: current • Product restrictions: near-term • Labelling and packaging requirements • Labelling and packaging: current • Labelling and packaging: near-future • Obligation to notify • Obligation to notify: current situation • Obligation to notify: future situation • Retail channels restriction (including cross-border and distance sales) • Retail channels: current • Retail channels: near-future • Public usage restrictions • Public usage: current • Public usage: near future • Advertising, sponsorship and promotion restrictions • Advertising and marketing: current • Advertising and marketing: near future • Taxation • Enforcement • Case law • The missing pieces of the TPD


This update to the French regulatory situation provides the latest information on how the country is progressing in legislating e-cigarettes. As the deadline for full implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) nears, legislative processes will continue to accelerate.

This report sets out what the current regulatory situation is in France in a number of key categories and provides a guide to how it is expected to change over the near-term. Areas of interest include: age restrictions, packaging and labelling requirements, obligations to notify, retail restrictions, public use restrictions, taxation and advertising/marketing restrictions.

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