Saudi Food & Drug Authority Standard on Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products (SFDA.FD 60:2018)

23 Aug, 2019

COMMENTS: The Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA) issued the Standard on Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products to regulate tobacco product packaging and labeling, including requiring the plain packaging of cigarettes, cigars, hand rolling tobacco, and tobacco molasses (waterpipe tobacco). Plain packaging was required at the manufacturer level beginning August 23, 2019. Products imported prior to that date were permitted to be distributed until January 1, 2020.

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