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Last updated: July 22nd 2021

Penalties

Violation
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Content regulation

Ministry of Public Health - once the government enacts regulations
None
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturers, importers - once the government enacts regulations

Analysis

The Ministry of Public Health has not yet enacted content regulations.  Once enacted, a manufacturer or importer who violates content regulations is subject to imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine of not more than five hundred thousand baht, or both.  In addition, the Ministry of Public Health shall order cessation of sale of the product, forbid importation of the product, and order destruction of such quantities of the product that have been manufactured or imported. The Ministry shall also make public notice of these actions.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of tobacco products.  The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it establishes sanctions for content regulation violations.

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Disclosure requirement

Ministry of Public Health
None
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturers, importers - once the government requires disclosures

Analysis


The Ministry of Public Health has not yet enacted disclosure regulations. Once enacted, a manufacturer or importer who violates disclosure requirements is subject to imprisonment for not more than six months or a fine of not more than two hundred thousand baht, or both.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should require disclosure of tobacco product contents and emissions. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law establishes sanctions for disclosure violations.



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