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Last updated: January 11th 2021

Other Packaging and Labeling Requirements

Warning requirements on unit packaging and labeling (e.g., packs)

Yes
Analysis

The law requires health warnings on boxes, containers, and packages. Therefore, health warnings are required on unit packaging and labeling.

The law meets FCTC Art. 11 with regard to warning requirements on unit packaging and labeling.

Warning/messages required on outside packaging and labeling (e.g., cartons)

Yes
Analysis

The law requires health warnings on boxes, containers, and packages. Therefore, health warnings are required on outside packaging and labeling.

The law meets FCTC Art. 11 with regard to warning requirements on outside packaging and labeling.

Warning texts must be in the principal language(s) of the country

Yes
Analysis

The law requires that the health warnings be in Mongolian.

The law meets FCTC Art. 11 with regard to warning text in the principal language of the country.

A requirement that warnings or messages may not be placed where they may be permanently damaged or concealed when opening the pack

Yes
Analysis

The law requires that the health warning messages be placed so that they are not damaged when the pack or carton is opened.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with regard to the requirement that warnings or messages may not be placed where they may be permanently damaged or concealed when opening the pack.

A requirement that tax stamps or other required markings may not be placed where they may conceal warnings or messages

Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits the placement of any symbol, image, or writing in an area where the health warning message is placed. This is interpreted to prohibit the placement of tax stamps or other required markings where they may conceal warnings or messages.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with regard to the requirement that tax stamps or other required markings may not be placed where they may conceal warnings or messages.

A requirement to display qualitative (descriptive) constituents and emissions messages

No
Analysis

The law does not require that each package display qualitative constituents and emissions messages.

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require the display of qualitative (descriptive) constituents and emissions messages.

Prohibition on the display of figures for emission yields (including tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide)

No
Analysis

The law does not prohibit the display of figures for emissions yields. In fact, the law requires that packs indicate the amount of tar, nicotine, and other toxic chemical contents of the tobacco product.

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should explicitly prohibit the display of figures for emission yields.

Plain or standardized packaging

No
Analysis

Plain packaging of tobacco products is not required in Mongolia. The FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines provide that Parties should consider adopting plain packaging measures that restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colors, brand images, or other promotional information on packaging other than brand and product names displayed in a standard color and font style. Plain packaging aims to reduce the appeal of tobacco products, to increase the noticeability of health warnings, and to reduce the ability of the packaging of tobacco products to mislead consumers about the harmful effects of smoking.

Prohibition on misleading tobacco product packaging and labeling including terms, descriptors, trademarks, or figurative or other signs (e.g., logos, colors, brand images that directly create a false impression that a tobacco product is less harmful than other tobacco products)

Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits the use of language, symbols, images, colors and/or combinations that imply that certain cigarettes are less damaging to health than others in any packaging or labeling.

The law meets FCTC Art. 11 with regard to the prohibition on misleading tobacco product packaging and labeling including terms, descriptors, trademarks, or figurative or other signs.