Ministry of Finance (Customs) Circular No. 46/2018, Advisory on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

27 Nov, 2018

COMMENTS: In light of an August 2018 MOHFW Advisory on ENDS, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 46/2018 to alert customs officials about the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Advisory on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). In this circular, customs officials are instructed not to clear shipments of "ENDS including e-Cigarettes, Heat-Not-Burn devices, Vape, e-Sheesha, e-Nicotine Flavoured Hookah, and the like devices/products." Instead, these products and devices should be checked by the Assistant/Deputy Drugs Controller for compliance with the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of June 16, 2024 unless otherwise noted.