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Last updated: October 1st 2019

Penalties

Violation
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Content regulation

Local Weights and Measures Authorities; Department of Health
Fine, Jail
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturers, importers

Analysis

A violation of content regulations is subject to: 1) on summary conviction, imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or a fine or both; 2) on conviction on indictment, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or a fine, or both.

If an offense by a corporate body is committed with the consent, or due to negligence, of an officer of the corporate body, the officer as well as the corporate body is liable.

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

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Disclosure requirement

Department of Health
Fine, Jail
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturers, importers

Analysis

A violation of disclosure requirements is subject to: 1) on summary conviction, imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or a fine, or both; 2) on conviction on indictment, imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or a fine, or both.

If an offense by a corporate body is committed with the consent, or due to negligence, of an officer of the corporate body, the officer as well as the corporate body is liable.

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

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