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Last updated: October 14th 2021

Penalties

Violation
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Content regulation

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health)
Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturer, importer

Analysis

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) can prohibit the sale or supply of the product if the tobacco product includes additives or properties prohibited by the law. Valvira may also issue a temporary prohibition; require the manufacturer or importer to withdraw the product from the market; or issue a notice of a conditional fine or a notice of enforced compliance.

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

Law Source, Section
Secs. 100(1)(1), 101, 102, 105

Disclosure requirement

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health)
Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturer, importer

Analysis

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) can prohibit sale or supply of the product if the manufacturer or importer has failed to provide Valvira with the required information in the manner, time, or format prescribed or if the information submitted is incorrect. Valvira may also issue a temporary prohibition; require the manufacturer or importer to withdraw the product from the market; require rectification of the incorrect or misleading information within the time limit and in the manner determined by the authority; or issue a notice of a conditional fine or a notice of enforced compliance.

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

Law Source, Section
Secs. 100(1)(8), 101, 102, 103, 105