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Last updated: September 16th 2020

Penalties

Violator
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Manufacturer

Directorate of Health
Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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Analysis

The Act provides that the Directorate of Health may order that a violation of the labeling requirements be rectified. The Directorate may set a fine that runs from the date of expiration of the time limit for rectification or from the date of the violation, or the Directorate may set a one-time fine or a daily fine. The amount of the fine is not specified in the Act or Regulations.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that it holds manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers responsible for violations of packaging and labeling requirements.

Importer

Directorate of Health
Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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Analysis

The Act provides that the Directorate of Health may order that a violation of the labeling requirements be rectified. The Directorate may set a fine that runs from the date of expiration of the time limit for rectification or from the date of the violation, or the Directorate may set a one-time fine or a daily fine. The amount of the fine is not specified in the Act or Regulations. Imported tobacco products that do not meet the requirements under the Act may also be seized and destroyed.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that it holds manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers responsible for violations of packaging and labeling requirements.

Wholesaler

Directorate of Health
Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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Analysis

The Act provides that the Directorate of Health may order that a violation of the labeling requirements be rectified. The Directorate may set a fine that runs from the date of expiration of the time limit for rectification or from the date of the violation, or the Directorate may set a one-time fine or a daily fine. The amount of the fine is not specified in the Act or Regulations.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that it holds manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers responsible for violations of packaging and labeling requirements.

Retailer

Directorate of Health
Fine, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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Analysis

The Act provides that the Directorate of Health may order that a violation of the labeling requirements be rectified. The Directorate may set a fine that runs from the date of expiration of the time limit for rectification or from the date of the violation, or the Directorate may set a one-time fine or a daily fine. The amount of the fine is not specified in the Act or Regulations.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that it holds manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers responsible for violations of packaging and labeling requirements.