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Ontario report: Open systems dominate but new legislation looms

19th December 2017 - Country market reports , Market reports |

In our latest look at Canada, we find that open system products dominate, taking up approximately 85% of the Ontario market, with a high prevalence of basic models. Most sales come through the offline channel, and we believe there are around 400 vape stores in Ontario, predominantly independents. Online analysis found 12 out 20 top national websites operate from Ontario. Furthermore, Ontario is the home province for multiple Canadian e-liquid brands. A new bill – The Smoke-Free Ontario Act –  will provide a very restrictive legal framework. We believe this bill will have a negative impact on the growth and development of e-cig market.

Croatia regulatory report: TPD finally being transposed

23rd September 2016 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette products are in the process of being regulated in Croatia, by transposing the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), once the government is established. We expect the Draft Act on Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products to be passed by the end of 2016, or early 2017. The delay in transposition led the European Commission (EC) to take an infringement decision against Croatia.

France regulatory report: public spaces relaxed, ads banned

5th September 2016 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

One of the world’s largest e-cig markets, France has transposed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in several pieces of legislation, starting with the Health Law plus decrees and ordinances with more detailed product specific regulation for e-cigarettes.

The most stringent provision has been an almost complete ban on any type of advertising and sponsorship, which equalises the e-cig regime with that of tobacco.

Report: Netherlands market shrinks but promises stability

1st September 2016 - Country market reports , Market reports |

Contents1 Executive summary2 Market background and development3 Market size and growth prospects4 Vaper population5 Form factors and future trends6 Distribution7 Big Tobacco8 Online and offline companies9 E-liquids10 Pricing11 Associations12 Methodologies   There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the Netherlands or the advanced search page.         Executive summary   Market size is » Continue Reading.

Irish regulatory report: TPD law includes unusual packaging rule

12th August 2016 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Executive summary2 Regulatory landscape3 National regulatory framework4 Product restrictions5 Labelling and packaging6 Information obligations7 Retail channels restriction (including cross-border and distance sales)8 Public usage9 Advertising and marketing10 Taxation11 Enforcement   There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for Ireland or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Ireland’s transposition of the TPD » Continue Reading.

Regulatory report: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

3rd August 2016 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Executive summary2 TPD common rules3 Legal framework in the Baltic nations4 Estonia (Eesti)5 Latvia (Latvija)6 Lithuania (Lietuva)   There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on these territories. Please visit the full list of regulatory reports, or the advanced search page.       Executive summary   Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are often collectively known as the Baltic states; these adjacent countries » Continue Reading.

Romania regulatory report: tax regime in place, TPD on the way

14th February 2016 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Executive summary2 Regulatory landscape3 Regulatory framework4 Age restrictions5 Product restrictions6 Labelling and packaging: near future7 Obligation to notify8 Retail channels restriction (including cross-border and distance sales)9 Public usage10 Advertising and marketing11 Taxation  12 Enforcement13 Case law14 The missing pieces of the TPD15 Graphic: how Romanian e-cigarette regulation will change   There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this » Continue Reading.

Finland regulatory report: pharma regime ending, new rules arriving

9th February 2016 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Introduction2 Regulatory landscape3 Current national regulatory framework4 Upcoming regulatory changes5 Age restrictions6 Product restrictions7 Labelling and packaging: current8 Labelling and packaging: near future9 Sale restrictions10 Retail licensing11 Public usage12 Exceptions to the public vaping ban13 14 Advertising and marketing15 Notification and surveillance obligations16 17 Taxation18 Enforcement19 Next steps   There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. » Continue Reading.

Regulatory report: France, December 2015

24th December 2015 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Executive summary2 Regulatory landscape3 National regulatory framework4 Age restrictions5 Product restrictions requirements6 Labelling and packaging requirements7 Obligation to notify8 Retail channels restriction (including cross-border and distance sales)9 Public usage restrictions10 Advertising, sponsorship and promotion restrictions11 Taxation12 Enforcement13 Case law14 The missing pieces of the TPD   There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the » Continue Reading.

Hungary regulatory report: an end to mandatory pharma licensing

13th November 2015 - Country market reports , Country regulatory reports , Market reports , Regulatory reports |

Hungary’s transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive will do away with the current mandatory pharmaceutical licensing requirement for e-cigarettes – which has resulted in no nicotine-containing products being legal in the country – and allow them to be sold as consumer products. As this great change approaches, our in-depth report on Hungary includes: Regulatory landscape • Current national regulatory framework • Age restrictions • Packaging and product restrictions • Notification requirements • Retailing restrictions (including cross-border and distance sales) • Public usage • Advertising and marketing restrictions • Taxation • Case law • Enforcement • The missing pieces of the TPD jigsaw • Graphic: how Hungarian e-cigarette regulation will change

Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition

3rd November 2015 - Country regulatory reports , Regulatory reports |

Contents1 Introduction2 Regulatory landscape3 Devolved administrations4 National regulatory framework5 Near-future situation in devolved administrations6 Product categorisation7 Information requirements8 Additional obligations in UK devolved countries9 Retail channels (cross-border sales)10 Age restrictions11 Devolved administrations12 Product and packaging restrictions13 Labelling and information requirements14 Public usage15 Advertising and marketing restrictions16 Devolved administrations17 Case law18 Taxation19 Enforcement   There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports » Continue Reading.