Netherlands: The House of Representatives has called on the government to take extra measures to ensure better enforcement of the ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, media reports.
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Netherlands: Asked whether a consumption tax or excise tax on e-cigarettes and e-liquids would be added to the 2023 Tax Plan, finance minister Marnix van Rij said the government was awaiting proposals from the European Commission reviewing the Tobacco Excise Directive, media reports. The government is not expected to introduce its own tax, believing an approach at European level to be more effective.
Netherlands: The independent association Youth Smoking Prevention (Rookpreventie Jeugd) has reported the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA) to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) for alleged illegal advertising of e-cigarettes, media reports. The complaint relates to messages projected on buildings in Amsterdam in a campaign against the upcoming ban on e-cigarette flavours.
Netherlands: As the ECigIntelligence Compliance Calendar shows, today marks the end of the Ministry of Health, Wellbeing and Sports’ consultation on the regulation to limit the range of permitted flavours for e-liquids. If further adopted, the new rules will come into force on 1st January 2023, allowing for products produced before that date to remain on the market until 1st July 2023.
Netherlands: Market data notification on sales volumes of products in the previous year is required in the Netherlands by 15th June each year.
Netherlands: The Ministry of Health, Wellbeing and Sport has confirmed to ECigIntelligence that legislation to prohibit e-cigarette flavours other than tobacco flavour is being prepared and should be published for consultation this summer. The new law, expected to come into effect in early 2023, will allow a limited list of taste-determining additives.
Netherlands: The e-cigarette flavour ban that was to be introduced on 1st July has been put back six months, the trade association Esigbond reports. The ban will only allow sales of tobacco-flavoured vaping products. Its postponement comes after the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) drew up a list of approved flavourings, which Esigbond says included two – isophorone and pyridine – that are known to be carcinogenic.
Netherlands: The vape stores’ trade association Esigbond has complained about sales of illegal disposable e-cigarettes in non-specialist shops, markets and online, media reports. It warns that these products are unregistered, often have too high nicotine levels, and lack Dutch health warnings on the packaging. It says the products are being promoted on social media and calls for their sale to be stopped immediately.
Netherlands: The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has confirmed to ECigIntelligence that in general it is still allowed to print the names of flavours on the packaging of e-liquids and pods. However, it offered a reminder that flavours will soon be banned in the Netherlands.