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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.

29th September 2022 - Central America, Costa Rica |

Costa Rica:bill imposing neutral packaging for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes both with and without nicotine, has received the approval of the Legislative Assembly Social Affairs Committee, press reportsThe bill, which would also ban advertising and increase the size of health warnings from 50% to 80% of the package area, will now go to the full Assembly to be voted on in two debates.

18th March 2022 - Central America, Costa Rica |
Costa Rica: The Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund asked the National Assembly to approve the bill that imposes neutral packaging for tobacco products, including e-cigs with or without nicotine, press reports. The bill also eliminates advertising and increases the size of health warnings from 50% to 80% of the package area. The bill has been under discussion in the Social Committee since September 2021.
16th March 2022 - Central America, Costa Rica |

Costa Rica: Yesterday was the deadline for payment of the tax on e-cigarettes, which applies to the device, accessories and e-liquids. Taxpayers who fail to comply are subject to a penalty of CRC231,100 ($361) plus daily interest.