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Law No. 30 on Campaign to Prevent Tobacco Consumption

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January 31, 1986

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. 1280 Creating the Tobacco Tax Compensation Fund

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June 24, 1994

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Law No. 223 on Taxation of Tobacco Products

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December 20, 1995

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Law No. 633 on Taxation of Tobacco Products

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December 29, 2000

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Law No. 1111 on Amending Taxation of Tobacco Products

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December 27, 2006

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Decree No. 4650 on Sales Tax on Imported Tobacco Products

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December 27, 2006

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Law No. 1109 Approving the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

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COMMENTS: Law No. 1335 (“Provisions by which Damages Caused to Minors and the Non-Smoking Population are Prevented and Public Policies Are Stipulated to Prevent Tobacco Consumption and the Cessation of the Smoker’s Dependence on Tobacco and its Derivatives in the Colombian People”) is the principal law on tobacco control in Colombia. It regulates, among other things, smoking in public places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling.

Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009

COMMENTS: Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009 was issued under Law No. 1335 and implements the tobacco product packaging and labeling provisions of that law. The Decision specifies the size, format, and rotation requirements for tobacco packaging health warnings, and also prohibits misleading terms and descriptors.

Pictogram Health Warnings 2011 – 2012

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July 21, 2011

COMMENTS: Pictogram Health Warnings 2016 – 2017 were issued under the Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009 and provide the text content and graphic images to be used in health warnings from July 2011 to July 2012.

Circular No. 005 of Superintendent of Industry and Trade

COMMENTS: Circular No. 005 of Superintendent of Industry and Trade provides specific guidance on tobacco product display at points of sale. It was repealed by Resolution No. 1 of 2018.

Pictogram Health Warnings 2012 – 2013

COMMENTS: Pictogram Health Warnings 2012 – 2013 were issued under the Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009 and provide the text content and graphic images to be used in health warnings from July 2012 to July 2013.

Pictogram Health Warnings 2016 – 2017

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July 21, 2016

COMMENTS: Pictogram Health Warnings 2016 – 2017 were issued under the Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009 and provide the text content and graphic images to be used in health warnings from July 2016 to July 2017.

Pictogram Health Warnings 2017 – 2018

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July 21, 2017

COMMENTS: Pictogram Health Warnings 2017 – 2018 were issued under the Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009 and provide the text content and graphic images to be used in health warnings from July 2017 to July 2018.

Resolution No. 1 of 2018

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March 12, 2018

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 1 of 2018 suspends the effect of Circulars No. 005 and 011 of 2012, which had provided guidance around point of sale product display. Thus, pursuant to Resolution No. 1 of 2018, product display is banned.

Pictogram Health Warnings 2018 – 2019

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July 21, 2018

COMMENTS: Pictogram Health Warnings 2018 – 2019 were issued under the Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009 and provide the text content and graphic images to be used in health warnings from July 2018 to July 2019.

Pictogram Health Warnings 2019 – 2020

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July 21, 2019

COMMENTS: Pictogram Health Warnings 2019 – 2020 were issued under the Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009 and provide the text content and graphic images to be used in health warnings from July 2019 to July 2020.

Pictogram Health Warnings 2020 – 2021

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July 21, 2020

COMMENTS: Pictogram Health Warnings 2020 – 2021 were issued under the Ministry of Welfare Decision No. 3961 of 2009 and provide the text content and graphic images to be used in health warnings from July 2020 to July 2021.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of January 28th 2020, unless otherwise noted.