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Last updated: February 7th 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, Standards Organization of Nigeria

Analysis

The law requires a manufacturer or importer to "submit reports on tobacco or tobacco product contents and emissions as may be prescribed by the Standards Organization of Nigeria." SON standards require manufacturers, distributors and importers to submit a report in December each year containing, among other things, "information regarding the types of ingredients used during the manufacturing process by brand, divided into burnt and unburnt subcategories with exact levels of non-commercial sensitive ingredients by weight in milligrams and percentage of weight of the cigarettes."

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:

Ministry of Health, Standards Organization of Nigeria,

Analysis

The law requires a manufacturer or importer to "submit reports on tobacco or tobacco product contents and emissions as may be prescribed by the Standards Organization of Nigeria" (SON). SON standards require manufacturers, distributors and importers to submit a report in December each year containing, among other things, information on tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emissions.

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

Uncertain
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Health, Standards Organization of Nigeria

Analysis

The Minister has the option to make information from these reports not accessible to the public. Therefore, the regulatory status code "Uncertain" is given.

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