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Last updated: October 14th 2021

Penalties

Violator
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Manufacturer

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health)

Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

If packaging does not meet packaging and labeling requirements under the law, Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) may prohibit sale, require the product’s withdrawal from the market, issue a temporary prohibition, or require the party to remedy the situation. Valvira may also issue a notice of a conditional fine or a notice of enforced compliance, which means that a measure that has not been implemented within the time limit set will be carried out at the defaulter’s expense.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with respect to imposing a range of penalties.

Law Source, Section
Secs. 100(1)(10), 101, 102, 103, 105

Importer

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health)

Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

If packaging does not meet packaging and labeling requirements under the law, Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) may prohibit sale, require the product’s withdrawal from the market, issue a temporary prohibition, or require the party to remedy the situation. Valvira may also issue a notice of a conditional fine or a notice of enforced compliance, which means that a measure that has not been implemented within the time limit set will be carried out at the defaulter’s expense.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with respect to imposing a range of penalties.

Law Source, Section
Secs. 100(1)(10), 101, 102, 103, 105

Wholesaler

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health)

Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

If packaging does not meet packaging and labeling requirements under the law, Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) may prohibit sale, require the product’s withdrawal from the market, issue a temporary prohibition, or require the party to remedy the situation. Valvira may also issue a notice of a conditional fine or a notice of enforced compliance, which means that a measure that has not been implemented within the time limit set will be carried out at the defaulter’s expense.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with respect to imposing a range of penalties.

Law Source, Section
Secs. 100(1)(10), 101, 102, 103, 105

Retailer

Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health)

Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

If packaging does not meet packaging and labeling requirements under the law, Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) may prohibit sale, require the product’s withdrawal from the market, issue a temporary prohibition, or require the party to remedy the situation. Valvira may also issue a notice of a conditional fine or a notice of enforced compliance, which means that a measure that has not been implemented within the time limit set will be carried out at the defaulter’s expense.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with respect to imposing a range of penalties.

Law Source, Section
Secs. 100(1)(10), 101, 102, 103, 105