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Law No. 60 on the Establishment of Measures to Support Entrepreneurial Activity and the Amendment of Normative Acts

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April 23, 2020

COMMENTS: Relevant to tobacco control, Law No. 60 amends Law No. 278-XVI on Tobacco and Tobacco Product to delay the effective date of the ban on product display at points of sale. The ban was scheduled to go into effect on May 20, 2020. However, implementation was delayed until three months after the end of the state of emergency declared under Parliamentary Decision No. 55/2020. As a result, the display ban entered into force on August 15, 2020.

Decision No. 613 Approving the Health Regulations on Health Warnings and Labeling of Tobacco Products, Tobacco Intended for Cigarette Rolling and Related Products

COMMENTS: Decision No. 613 approves regulations for the implementation of health warnings on packaging of tobacco products, roll-your-own tobacco, and related products. The regulations also include additional packaging and labeling requirements. An updated analysis will be added shortly.

Ministry of Health Ordinance No. 139 on the Establishment of Counseling and Treatment for Smoking Cessation

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March 3, 2016

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Law No. 124 for Amendment and Supplementation of Certain Legislative Acts (including amendments to Law No. 278-XVI on Tobacco and Tobacco Products, Law No. 1227-XIII on advertising, and Criminal Code No. 218-XVI)

COMMENTS: Law No. 124 for Amendment and Supplementation of Certain Legislative Acts amends several laws related to tobacco control, including Law No. 278-XVI on Tobacco and Tobacco Products, Law No. 1227-XIII on Advertising, and Law No. 218-XVI, the Contravention Code of Moldova. The comprehensive amendments involve several tobacco control issues, including smoke free places, tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and tobacco packaging and labeling. Please note that the effective date varies for different provisions.

Law No. 22 to Amend and Supplement Certain Legislative Acts (including amendments to Law No. 278-XVI on Tobacco and Tobacco Products)

COMMENTS: Law No. 22, 2012, contains several amendments to the tobacco control law, Law No. 278-XVI. The tobacco control amendments have been replaced by the 2015 amendments contained within Law No. 124.

Law No. 218-XVI, Contravention Code of Moldova (excerpts) (as amended)

COMMENTS: Law No. 218-XVI, Contravention Code of Moldova, contains the criminal code, a list of legal violations, and their respective penalties. The Code includes tobacco control-related penalties. The excerpts uploaded here contain relevant provisions as amended through August 15, 2019.

Law No. 278-XVI on Tobacco and Tobacco Products (as amended)

COMMENTS: Law No. 278-XVI of December 14, 2007 on Tobacco and Tobacco Products is the primary law governing tobacco control. It has been amended several times, including comprehensive amendments in 2015. The amended law regulates exposure to smoke, tobacco marketing, packaging, ingredients, and disclosure of information, among other tobacco control issues.

Resolution No. 886 on Approval of the National Policy on Health

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 886 on Approval of the National Policy on Health contains policy statements expressing Moldova's commitment to, among other policies, create a tobacco-free community.

Law No. 386-XV Concerning Tobacco and Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: Law No. 386-XV Concerning Tobacco and Tobacco Products of 2001 was repealed by Law No. 278-XVI of 2007.

Law No. 1227-XIII on Advertising

COMMENTS: Law No. 1227-XIII on Advertising prohibits tobacco advertising in nearly all forms. The law has been amended on multiple occasions, most notably through the May 29, 2015 amendments contained in Law No. 124.

Code No. 1163, Tax Code of the Republic of Moldova (as amended) (excerpts)

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To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of August 19th 2020, unless otherwise noted.