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Last updated: August 20th 2020

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

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Health

Analysis

The law requires manufacturers and importers of tobacco products to submit to the Ministry of Health annually a list of all the ingredients and their amounts used for the manufacturing of tobacco products. The report must also include the reason for including these ingredients, category of ingredients, and toxicological details of ingredients (their health effects and ability to cause addiction).

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 contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes.

Law Source, Section

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Health

Analysis

The law requires that annual tests for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide per cigarette be performed in licensed and authorized laboratories, and that tests and their results be submitted to the Ministry of Health.

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.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 4(2), 4(3), 4(6), 4(7)

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.

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