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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.

11th August 2022 - Europe, Ukraine |

Ukraine: Inspectors from the State Production and Consumer Service have begun to check on how restaurants and cafes in the capital, Kyiv, are complying with the anti-tobacco legislation, which prohibits vaping and use of heated tobacco in such places, in line with smoking, media reports.

29th July 2022 - Europe, Ukraine |
Ukraine: Bill 7597 seeking to allow smoking, vaping and consumption of heated tobacco in specially designated places in restaurants and bars and/or in open spaces of such facilities has been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament. Currently, smoking, vaping and consumption of heated tobacco in such facilities are banned in Ukraine.
29th July 2022 - Europe, Ukraine |
Ukraine: Petition No. 22/147290 aiming to prohibit smoking on balconies and from the windows of apartment buildings has been published. If it collects 25,000 signatures, it may become a starting point for amending the current public place usage restrictions. Given the fact that all current smoking restrictions equally apply to vaping and consumption of heated tobacco, we believe their use on balconies and from the windows of apartment buildings could also potentially be banned if the petition succeeds. However, the petition has so far only collected 271 signatures, with 61 days remaining until the deadline.
16th February 2022 - Europe, Ukraine |

Ukraine: Bill 5719, adopted yesterday, 15th February, provides for a change in the mechanism of crediting and distribution of retail tax between local budgets as of 1st April 2022. This relates to an amendment to the Tax Code, adopted at the end of 2021, requiring producers or importers to declare maximum retail prices for tobacco products and e-liquids to the tax authority. The amendment also switched responsibility for paying retail tobacco and e-liquid tax from retailers to manufacturers and/or importers. The tax rate is 5% of the tax base, which is the value of the maximum retail prices of tobacco products and e-liquids, including VAT and excise tax.