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Last updated: September 18th 2019

Penalties

Violator
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Manufacturer

Ministry of Health
Fine
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Analysis

Violations of pack warning regulations (Tobacco Products Control Act, Section 3(7)) are subject to fines not exceeding R1,000,000. The same penalties apply for manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers.

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines (paras. 56-57), the penalty provisions should specify a range of fines and penalties commensurate with the severity of the violation and whether it is a repeat violation, and should consider other penalties such as license limitation, suspension, and/or revocation.

Importer

Ministry of Health
Fine
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Analysis

Violations of pack warning regulations (Tobacco Products Control Act, Section 3(7)) are subject to fines not exceeding R1,000,000. The same penalties apply for manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers.

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines (paras. 56-57), the penalty provisions should specify a range of fines and penalties commensurate with the severity of the violation and whether it is a repeat violation, and should consider other penalties such as license limitation, suspension, and/or revocation.

Wholesaler

Ministry of Health
Fine
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Analysis

Violations of pack warning regulations (Tobacco Products Control Act, Section 3(7)) are subject to fines not exceeding R1,000,000. The same penalties apply for manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers.

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines (paras. 56-57), the penalty provisions should specify a range of fines and penalties commensurate with the severity of the violation and whether it is a repeat violation, and should consider other penalties such as license limitation, suspension, and/or revocation.

Retailer

Ministry of Health
Fine
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Analysis

Violations of pack warning regulations (Tobacco Products Control Act, Section 3(7)) are subject to fines not exceeding R1,000,000. The same penalties apply for manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers.

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines (paras. 56-57), the penalty provisions should specify a range of fines and penalties commensurate with the severity of the violation and whether it is a repeat violation, and should consider other penalties such as license limitation, suspension, and/or revocation.