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Last updated: March 12th 2021

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 Public Health

Analysis

Law No. 2018-020 requires manufacturers and importers to submit information on the components and ingredients used in the manufacture of tobacco products.

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.

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

Required
Regulatory Authority:

The Committee for Tobacco Control

Analysis

The law requires manufacturers and importers to submit, annually, the results of tests concerning nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide content levels.

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
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Public Health, The Committee for Tobacco Control

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.