Last updated: February 3, 2020


Enforcement Agency

Content regulation

Not Applicable

The law does not regulate the contents of cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of cigarettes and impose sanctions for violations.

Disclosure requirement

Ministry of Health
Fine, Business License suspension or revocation
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Entities that can be held responsible

Manufacturers, importers


Violations of disclosure provisions are punishable by a fine equivalent to the value of between 10,000 and 100,000 packages of twenty cigarettes of the highest price sold in the country. In the event of a repeat offense, the fine may rise to a value equivalent to 1,000,000 packages of 20 cigarettes. In addition, the manufacturer's or importer's business may be subject to closure.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.