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FDA files memo in opposition to public health coalition lawsuit

10th August 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed a memo in opposition to a motion for a summary judgment in US District Court in Maryland for a lawsuit against the tobacco deeming extensions. The lawsuit arose from the FDA s defence of its extension of the initial deeming rule compliance deadlines.

EU-CEG sees huge number of submissions since TPD rollout

8th August 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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A grand total of 185,635 e-cigarette product notifications have been successfully registered with the European Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) as of July of this year, ECigIntelligence has learned from the European Commission (EC).

FDA’s Gottlieb and Zeller seek to reduce red tape as part of future strategy

7th August 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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Commissioner Gottlieb seemingly wants to streamline the premarket approval process

Italian Senate approves freeze on e-cig tax; final vote due in September

6th August 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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The Italian Senate today approved a proposal to temporarily suspend the country’s contentious tax on e-cigarettes. The plan to freeze taxation until 18th December will now have to be passed by the Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati), which will vote on the proposal in September.

Sweden clamps down on high-nicotine e-liquids

6th August 2018 - Regulatory reports |

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Swedish regulation is asking producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of e-liquid with high concentrations of nicotine, which constitutes a de facto ban as the process of obtaining such a permit is so stringent.

Tracker archive: EU combined TPD notifications, August 2018

1st August 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

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For ease of use and convenience, ECigIntelligence has combined four trackers together into a single document. This new tracker brings together the TPD product notifications tracker, the other notifications tracker, the TPD standstill tracker, and the TPD notification fees tracker into a single Excel document.

Tracker archive: TPD regulatory status country-by-country, August 2018

1st August 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

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With the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) now in practical effect across the EU, this newly updated regulatory status tracker (below) complements our suite of TPD information available to subscribers

Archive: US regulatory Live Alerts monthly round-up July 2018

1st August 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

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All the stories from the ECigIntelligence daily US regulatory Live Alerts for July 2018 in one place, in alphabetical state order

Online retailers may bear tax burden for interstate sales

25th July 2018 - Business briefing |

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A US Supreme Court decision may have opened the way for states to collect taxes on e-cig retail sales made online or across state lines, even when the retailer does not have a physical presence within that state

PMI runs into trouble with UK government over IQOS ads

24th July 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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Philip Morris International (PMI) is seeking an “urgent meeting” with the UK Department of Health after being told to stop advertising its heated tobacco device IQOS

Italy lists licensed vape stores – and they’re not all happy

17th July 2018 - Business briefing |

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The Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency (AAMS) has published a list of nearly 400 vape stores, pharmacies and drugstores in the regions of Abruzzo, Tuscany, Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta that have been authorised to sell e-cig products

New taxation, old uncertainties: Sweden regulatory report

12th July 2018 - Regulatory reports |

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Nicotine-containing e-liquids became subject to a new tax in Sweden in July 2018, a year after the country’s regulations on e-cigarettes came into force with the transposition into national law of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

Vaping in the UK – trends and figures for notified products

12th July 2018 - Market reports |

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Using data from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), we take a look at the notified vaping products on the UK market and trends that have emerged since the European TPD was transposed in 2016

UK’s tax plans include a new category for heated tobacco

9th July 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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Heated-tobacco products are to receive their own taxation category and rate in the UK. A rate and commencement date for the duty on tobacco consumables for heat-not-burn (HnB) products will be announced in the autumn budget

Mass movement – state Senate gets on the Tobacco 21 bus

5th July 2018 - Regulatory briefing |

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The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill raising the purchasing age for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. A similar bill was passed by the state House of Representatives in May

Heated tobacco taxation in the EU: classification, rates and structures

4th July 2018 - Regulatory reports |

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Heated tobacco products generally benefit from a more benign tax regime in Europe than vapour products. Our report examines tax laws in EU countries where HnB products have been launched

HnB and e-liquids bring manufacturing boost to Eastern Europe

4th July 2018 - Business briefing |

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E-cigarette manufacturers and tobacco giants are increasing investment in Central and Eastern Europe, building new plants or expanding existing ones to meet growing demand for new tobacco alternatives

Archive: US regulatory Live Alerts monthly round-up June 2018

2nd July 2018 - Tracker and database archives |

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All the stories from the ECigIntelligence daily US regulatory Live Alerts for June 2018 in one place, in alphabetical state order