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Last updated: October 28th 2019

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

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not require manufacturers or importers to disclose to government authorities information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their products.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should require 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
Analysis

Regulation No. 109 of 2012, Article 11, requires manufacturers and importers to disclose levels of tar and nicotine content in cigarettes, as verified by testing required be Art. 10 of Regulation No. 109 of 2019. Similarly, FDA Regulation No. 41 of 2013 requires manufacturers and importers to report nicotine and tar level test results.

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

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not require that disclosed information be made readily available to the public. While the law requires that the level of tar and nicotine be printed on tobacco product packets, this is not the same as requiring all information disclosed to the government to be readily available to the public.

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