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Law No. 407-XIII on Public Participation

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June 6, 1996

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.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs No. 174 on Approval of Internal Regulations of Correctional Institutions (as amended)

COMMENTS: Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 20 October 2000, No. 174, Approval of Internal Regulations, Correctional Institutions governs inmate life in prisons and, among other things, prohibits smoking in non-smoking areas. Note that the English Translation includes relevant excerpts only. Both versions include amendments through Decree No. 321 of November 5, 2008.

GOST 3935-2000 General Specifications for Cigarettes Adopted by Inter-State Council Warning Labels

COMMENTS: GOST 3935-2000, Inter-state Standard Cigarettes General specifications are inter-state regulations on packaging and labeling of cigarettes adopted by the Inter-State Council on Standardization, Metrology and Certification. These standards were adopted by and apply in 11 countries including Belarus. GOST 3935-2000 has been amended several times, most recently by Amendment No. 4 in December 2008.

Decree No. 28 of 2002 on State Regulation of the Production, Trafficking and Consumption of Tobacco Raw Materials and Tobacco Products (as amended)

COMMENTS: Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus, December 17, 2002 No. 28, About State Regulation of the Production, Trafficking and Consumption of Tobacco Raw Material and Tobacco Products (as amended through January 2019) regulates the production, distribution and consumption of tobacco products. Among other things, it authorizes the issuance of regulations on tobacco advertising, requires health warnings on tobacco packaging (but does not specify content of health warnings), prohibits the sale of tobacco products through vending machines and via internet, and regulates smoking in public places. Note that both versions are consolidated to include amendments through Decree No. 2 of 2019.

An updated legislative analysis is forthcoming.

Amendment No. 1RB to GOST 3935-2000 on General Technical Specifications for Cigarettes

COMMENTS: GOST 3935-2000, Inter-state Standard Cigarettes General specifications are inter-state regulations on packaging and labeling of cigarettes adopted by the Inter-State Council on Standardization, Metrology and Certification. These standards were adopted by and apply in 11 countries including Belarus. GOST 3935-2000 has been amended several times, including this amendment.

Code of Administrative Offenses No. 194-3 of 2003 (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Code on Administrative Offences of the Republic of Belarus, 21 April 2003, No. 194-3, (as amended through April 2015) defines which actions are administrative offenses, specifies the grounds and conditions of administrative liability and establishes administrative penalties. Article 17.9 of the Code establishes the fine for smoking in places where smoking is prohibited, Art. 12.25 establishes fine for violations of health warning provisions, and Art. 12.26 establishes a fine for violations of tobacco advertising and promotion provisions. Note that the English Translation includes relevant excerpts only. Both versions include amendments through Act of April 28, 2015, No. 256-Z.

Decree No. 4 of October 18, 2007 on State Regulation of Import of Tobacco Raw Materials and Tobacco Products and Modifications and Amendments in the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 28 of December 17, 2002

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October 18, 2007

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Law No. 225-W on Advertising (as amended)

COMMENTS: Law of the Republic of Belarus on Advertising, 10 May 2007, No. 225-3, as amended through April 2014, regulates advertising generally, including tobacco advertising. Article 17.3 of the law regulates tobacco advertising and promotion.

Note that the English Translation includes relevant excerpts only. Both versions include amendments through Act of April 23, 2014, No. 132-W.

Law No. 428-W On Amendments and Additions to Some Laws of the Republic of Belarus on Advertising

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.

Decree No. 3 of 2008 on Issues of State Regulation of Production, Distribution and Advertising of Beer, Alcohol and Tobacco Products

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.

Amendment No. 4 to GOST 3935-2000 on General Technical Specifications for Cigarettes

COMMENTS: GOST 3935-2000 Amendment No. 4 regulates the packaging and labeling of cigarettes and provides the content, size and placement of health warnings. The amendments require health warnings on cigarette packages of not less then 30% of the principal display areas.

Resolution of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1 March 2010 No. 47 (as amended)

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March 29, 2010

COMMENTS: Resolution of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1 March 2010, No. 47, Conferring authority to officials of internal affairs bodies on the protocol on administrative offense and the preparation of cases on administrative violations for consideration authorizes the Ministry of Internal Affairs as the enforcement authority for violations of tobacco control laws and regulations, including regulations on smoking in public places, tobacco packaging and labeling, and tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Resolution of the Ministry of Economics No. 61 of 2010 on Prices for Tobacco Products

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Presidential Decree No. 450 on Licensing Certain Types of Activities (as amended)

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September 1, 2010

COMMENTS: Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus, 1 September 2010, No. 450, On Licensing Certain Types of Activities regulates licensing of tobacco production, wholesale trade of tobacco products, and retail trade of tobacco products.

Ministry of Health Ruling No. 111 on Entering Additions and Amendments to Some Sanitation Norms, Rules, and Hygienic Standards

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Ruling No. 111, November 3, 2011, amends numerous rules of the Ministry of Health to restrict smoking to designated areas in a wide variety of specified places.

Eurasian Economic Commission Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: "Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products" 12 November 2014, No. 107 are issued by the European Economic Commission Council and regulate, among other things, tobacco product packaging and labeling. The Technical Regulations do not need to be adopted through implementing legislation, however the final date for compliance with most of the provisions is November 15, 2017. The regulations apply to all members of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Eurasian Economic Commission Board Decision No. 53 On Transitional Provisions of the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union “Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products” (TR TS 035/2014)

COMMENTS: Decision No. 53 provides transitional provisions for the implementation of the "Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products" of 12 November 2014, No. 107. The final date for implementation of most of the regulations is November 15, 2017.

Law No. 285-W of 2015 on the Introduction of Changes and Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On Advertising"

COMMENTS: Law of the Republic of Belarus, 10 July 2015, No 285-W, On Amendments and Additions to the Law of Belarus "On Advertising" amends Art. 10 of the Law on Advertising to prohibit brand stretching.

Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 18 of March 17, 2016

COMMENTS: Decision No. 18 of the Eurasian Economic Commission implements paragraph 27 of the Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products and regulates the format and position of picture and text warnings, as well as the images to be used, on tobacco product packaging. The required warnings and images must appear on all tobacco product packages for retail sale by November 15, 2017. The Decision applies to all members of the Eurasian Economic Union.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 17th 2019, unless otherwise noted.