From 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.
Canada - Nova Scotia: The Finance and Treasury Board has told ECigIntelligence that the federal excise duty on vapour products, due to come into force on 1st October, will not replace the provincial Vaping Products Tax.
Canada - British Columbia: The Ministry of Finance has told ECigIntelligence that the federal excise duty on vapour products, due to come into force on 1st October, will not replace the provincial sales tax (PST) of 20% currently charged on vapour products in British Columbia.
Canada: Health Canada’s Tobacco Control Directorate has told ECigIntelligence there is no timetable for the adoption and implementation of the Order Amending Schedules 2 and 3 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Flavours), restricting vaping flavours and banning sweeteners, proposed last year. An official said the information may be included in the next update to the department’s Forward Regulatory Plan.
Canada: The government has proposed changes to the Vaping Products Reporting Regulations, requiring manufacturers of vaping products with and without nicotine to provide Health Canada with information on ingredients and sales data. Retailers would not be required to report information unless they also manufacture vaping products. Reports on ingredients of products sold in Canada would be required a month after the first complete quarter of the year after the coming into force of the proposed regulation for each brand of vaping product or kit sold in Canada. Ingredients reports for new vaping products would have to be made on or before the day they are first sold in Canada.
Canada: An industry pilot project on recycling of cannabis vape products to tackle consumer waste has ended due to a lack of participation, media reports. The programme, which began in December 2020, aimed to equip over 200 stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario with countertop collection boxes, which would then be managed by Quantum Lifecycle Partners, specialists in recycling electronic goods.
Canada: Health Canada’s consultation on the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act ends tomorrow, 27th April. The government has outlined five objectives for vaping products – restricting access to e-cigarettes, preventing misconceptions about the health hazards of vaping, enhancing public awareness of those hazards, preventing initiation into vaping, and protecting people from exposure to vaping. Final submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canada - New Brunswick: A judge will give a decision tomorrow, 31st March, on a bid by a group of vape stores to suspend the province’s ban on flavoured e-cigarettes, introduced in September 2021, local media reports. The plaintiffs are also seeking to halt a requirement for vape stores to obtain a licence, due to come into force on Friday, 1st April.
Canada - Northwest Territories: E-liquids of any flavour other than tobacco are now banned, as of 25th March, under amendments to the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Regulations.