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Last updated: March 26th 2020

Disclosure Requirements

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Health

Analysis

The law requires manufacturers and importers of tobacco products to submit annually a sworn statement to the Ministry of Health stating the ingredients, as well as the methods of analysis used, for any tobacco products or derivatives sold in the country, including electronic cigarettes.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it requires disclosure by manufacturers and importers to government authorities of information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes.

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Health

Analysis

The law requires manufacturers and importers of tobacco products to submit annually a sworn statement to the Ministry of Health stating the emissions of nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, in addition to the methods of analysis used, for any tobacco products or derivatives sold in the country, including electronic cigarettes.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it requires disclosure by manufacturers and importers to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Health

Analysis

The law does not require that disclosed information be made readily available to the public. However, the Ministry of Health has been granted the authority to establish the information regarding ingredients that manufacturers must make available to the public. Such regulations/requirements have not been issued.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should require that disclosed information on contents and emissions be made readily available to the public.