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Last updated: July 26th 2020

Penalties

Violation
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Content regulation

Not Applicable
None
Analysis

The law does not regulate the contents of cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of cigarettes and impose sanctions for violations.

Disclosure requirement

Ministry of Health
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturer, Importer

Analysis

Violations of disclosure requirements are subject to any of the following: a) cancellation or suspension of a tobacco license; b) a fine between 500 - 100,000 Rufiyaa; and/or c) seizure or forfeiture of goods or things used in the perpetration of an offense. The penalty prescribed for the offense shall be imposed separately for each offense committed. The penalty imposed for violations shall be increased for every repeat offense.

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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