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Last updated: January 14th 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 Health and Medical Services (Permanent Secretary)

Analysis

The law requires manufacturers and importers to file annual reports with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. These reports must contain information including the total weight of each additive used in the manufacture of each class of tobacco product sold by manufacturers or importers in Solomon Islands during the previous year.

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.

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

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Health and Medical Services (Permanent Secretary)

Analysis

Regulations classify tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide as toxic constituents under the Act. As they contain toxic constituents, the law requires manufacturers and importers to annually test and provide reporting on all domestically manufactured and imported cigarettes. This report must provide information on the levels of tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide in the smoke from each brand and brand variant of domestically manufactured and imported 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 emissions of their cigarettes.

Law Source, Section
Articles 16(1), 16(3), 17(1)

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Health and Medical Services (Permanent Secretary)

Analysis

The law does not require that disclosed information be made readily available to the public. However, the law authorizes the Minister to publish or make available to the public any information contained in these disclosures.

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.

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