Last updated: May 8, 2023
Importers - once the government enacts regulations
The Ministry of Health has not yet enacted content regulations. Once enacted, violations of these regulations will be punishable by a fine of 50,000,000 to 100,000,000 Francs CFA, and non-compliant products may be confiscated and destroyed. Repeat violations will be punishable by double the initial penalty.
To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of tobacco products. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it establishes sanctions for content regulation violations.
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Violations of disclosure requirements are punishable by a fine of 5,000,000 to 10,000,000 Francs CFA, temporary closing for six to 12 months, and the confiscation of the products, or to only one of these three sanctions. Repeat violations are punishable by double the initial penalty.