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From February of 2022, subscribers will be able to view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts Round-up section.

25th July 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy: The Lazio Administrative Tribunal (TAR) has temporarily suspended a decree introducing retroactive notification fees for vapour products due by 30th July following an appeal by the industry association Anafe. The judges said the Ministry of Health had enacted the decree more than five years after the deadline set by the decree transposing the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into Italian law. The TAR will rule on the legitimacy of the decree on 18th November.

25th July 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy: Prime minister Mario Draghi has submitted his resignation and dissolved Parliament after the right-wing parties withdrew their support in the Senate. The next elections are due in September 2023 and the far-right Brothers of Italy are currently ahead in the polls, followed by the Democratic Party, League and Five Star parties. In the past, right-wing parties have generally supported a more lenient regulatory approach to new nicotine products. Excise duties on vapour products, currently reduced by a law approved in February 2022, will rise to around €0.25 per ml for nicotine-containing e-liquids and around €0.20 per ml for those without nicotine unless the new government amends the existing legislation.

7th July 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy: The Custom and Monopoly Agency (ADM) has updated the lists of notified nicotine-containing and nicotine-free e-cigarette products, now containing a total of 21,341 products.

30th June 2022 - Europe, Italy |
Italy: The research institute Eurispes published a self-regulation code for the sale, marketing and advertising of vapes and heated tobacco products. The code is voluntary and, so far, it has been endorsed by Anafe-Confindustria, Uniecig (retailers association), Tobacconist Italian Federation (FIT), and the companies Logista and Philip Morris Italy.
21st June 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy: The Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) has updated the list of websites that do not comply with restrictions on advertising and long-distance sales of vapour products. Websites that are still non-compliant on 23rd June will be blocked by the ADM.

8th June 2022 - Europe, Italy |
Italy: The Ministry of Health issued a decree that introduces fees for the notification of e-liquids and devices which amount to €327.85 for every new notification and to €108.23 for every substantial modification. Additionally, importers and manufacturers will have to pay an annual fee of €293.53 for the market data notification. The decree also imposes a retroactive collection of fees for all notified products from 20th November 2016; importers and manufacturers must pay those by the end of July 2022. We could expect to see appeals of the decree to the Administrative Tribunal of Lazio (TAR Lazio).
7th June 2022 - Europe, Italy |
Italy: The Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) enacted a circular stating that VAT does not have to be paid by manufacturers and importers upon purchasing excise stamps from the ADM.
31st May 2022 - Europe, Italy |
Italy: The Higher Institute of Health (ISS) published a report on tobacco consumption for World No Tobacco Day 2022. The report found that the smoking and vaping population has increased since 2019, with traditional cigarette usage increasing to 24.2%, e-cigarettes to 2.4% and heated tobacco to 3.3%. Silvio Brusaferro, president of the ISS, said that the increase in the smoking population detected by the report raises concern. He also added that it is important to activate prevention measures starting with the youth to ensure a longer life, with less disability and better quality.
6th May 2022 - Europe, Italy |
Italy: On 31st May, the Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR) will hold the first Italian conference on tobacco harm reduction, called "Risks and benefits of smokeless products". The aim of the conference is to analyse all published research in the field of tobacco harm reduction in order to produce a single document that can become an authoritative reference for the definition of effective public health policies to help smokers quit.
13th April 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy: The Council of State will hold a hearing on 21st June on the fate of e-liquids without tax stamps that remain unsold, media reports. In January, following a lawsuit filed by e-cigarette manufacturer Smooke France in July 2021, the Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR) of Lazio overturned a Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) circular from March 2021 which ordered the disposal of all e-liquids without tax stamps from 1st January 2022; the ADM then appealed against that decision to the Council of State, Italy's highest administrative court.

4th April 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy: The Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) has issued a circular listing the new excise duty rates on e-liquids that apply until the end of the year. As of 1st April, nicotine-containing liquids will be subject to duty of €0.131303 per ml, while the rate for those without nicotine is €0.087535 per ml.

24th February 2022 - Europe, Italy |
Italy: The Senate has approved the text for the conversion into law of Decree-Law 228/2021, which lowers excise duties on e-cigarettes. The rates applied in early 2021 will be restored from 1st April 2022: approximately €0.13/ml for nicotine-containing e-liquids and €0.08/ml for those without nicotine. Our briefing will provide a more detailed outlook of the changes.
22nd February 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy: The Chamber of Deputies has approved the text for the conversion into law of Decree-Law 228/2021, which aims to lower excise duties on e-cigarettes. If the bill is also approved by the Senate, the rates which applied in early 2021 will be restored from 1st April 2022: approximately €0.13 per ml for nicotine-containing e-liquids and €0.08 per ml for those without nicotine.

21st February 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy:  The Customs and Monopoly Agency (ADM) has updated the lists of notified nicotine-containing and nicotine-free e-cigarette products. The total number of notified vaping products now stands at 20,743.

21st February 2022 - Europe, Italy |
Italy: The Budget Committee of the Chamber of Deputies approved two amendments (after making slight changes) to the conversion into law of Decree-Law 228/2021 presented by the Democratic Party and The League as part of an aim to decrease the excise duties on e-liquids. Should the amendments be approved by the Chamber of Deputies and subsequently by the Senate, the excise duty rates of the first semester of 2021 would be restored starting from 1st April 2022: approximately €0.13 per ml for nicotine-containing e-liquids and €0.08 per ml for those without nicotine.
16th February 2022 - Europe, Italy |

Italy: The Customs and Monopoly Agency (ADM) is to appeal against the ruling by the Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR) of Lazio that overturned part of an ADM circular of March 2021 which ordered the disposal of all e-liquids without tax stamps from 1st January 2022, media reports.