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Last updated: February 10th 2020

Penalties

Violation
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Content regulation

Not Applicable
None
Analysis

The law does not regulate the contents of cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of cigarettes and impose sanctions for violations.

Disclosure requirement

Government authorities
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail
Entities that can be held responsible:

Any person in violation of the disclosure requirement

Analysis

Violations of the disclosure restrictions are punishable by a prison term of six months and a fine of three million Djibouti Francs on any person who violates the law. In the case of repeat offenses, the sentence and fine may be doubled, and the offender shall be prohibited from engaging in the importation, transit, trade, or any other commercial activity involving tobacco products for five years.

Juridical persons are fully or partly jointly liable for the payment of the fines and court costs assessed to their directors or employees.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.