Laws

Decree No. 2021-0065 on Visual and Written Health Warnings to Be Printed on Cigarette Packages and Other Tobacco Products

Mar 11, 2022

COMMENTS: Once in effect, Decree No. 2021-0065 will require pictorial health warnings to cover 90% of the front and back of tobacco product packaging.The Decree is set to enter into force in March 2022, nine months after it was signed. 

Law No. 2017-27 of December 18, 2017 Concerning the Production, Packaging, Labeling, Sale and Use of Tobacco, its Derivatives and Similar Items in the Republic of Benin

Dec 18, 2017

COMMENTS: Law No. 2017-27 is the primary law regulating restrictions on smoking in public places; tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsoring; packaging and labeling of tobacco products; cigarette contents and disclosure; and sales restrictions on tobacco products. This law supersedes any conflicting provisions in prior laws, particularly Law No. 2006-12 and its implementing regulations.

Interministerial Order No. 019 Specifying the ISO Standards Regarding the Production, Commercialization and Consumptions of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

May 24, 2011

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Interministerial Order No. 020 Setting the Terms for the Use of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products by Smokers in Places for Shared Use

May 24, 2011

COMMENTS: Interministerial Administrative Order No. 20, dated May 24, 2011, was issued under Law No. 2006-12 and regulated restrictions on smoking in public places and establishes associated duties. The requirements were superseded by those contained in Law No. 2017-27.

Decree No. 2009-702 Concerning Organization of Control of the Production, Importation, Commercialization and Consumption of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Dec 31, 2009

COMMENTS: Decree No. 2009-702 was issued under Law No. 2006-12 and regulated tobacco product packaging and labeling and identifies several agencies responsible for enforcement. The requirements were superseded by those contained in Law No. 2017-27.

Law No. 2006-12 Concerning Regulation of the Production, Commercialization and Consumption of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: The provisions of Law No. 2006-12 were replaced by Law No. 2017-27 to the extent that they are contrary to the requirements contained in Law No. 2017-27.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of November 10, 2021 unless otherwise noted.