The costs and challenges of the BSI PAS, July 2015


The publishing of the British Standards Instituion (BSI)’s publicly available specification (PAS) could raise the general level of quality in the e-cigarette industry – if firms comply with the recommendations the guide suggests. But how much will that cost a company and can a small business afford it? ECigIntelligence sets out to examine just how much it would cost a typical company to follow the guidance – given a set of assumptions.

Photo: James Cridland



Scope and assumptions • Source and methodology of cost estimation • Caveat and limitations of cost estimation • Overview of costs • GMP in brief • Principle costs of GMP • Section-by-section breakdown of the costs • Summary of specific costs • Discussion • Conclusion

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