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Last updated: September 18th 2019

Penalties

Violator
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Manufacturer

Ministry of Health
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

Violations of packaging and labeling provisions are subject to imprisonment of one month to one year or a fine of five hundred thousand (500,000) to ten million (10,000,000) FCFA, or both. Fines and punishment may be doubled for repeat violations.

Courts may also order temporary closure of the establishment, license revocation, and seizure and destruction of products whose packaging and labeling are not in compliance.

The penalty provisions align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that they provide for a range of penalties and increased sanctions for repeat offenses.

Importer

Ministry of Health
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

Violations of packaging and labeling provisions are subject to imprisonment of one month to one year or a fine of five hundred thousand (500,000) to ten million (10,000,000) FCFA, or both. Fines and punishment may be doubled for repeat violations.

Courts may also order temporary closure of the establishment, license revocation, and seizure and destruction of products whose packaging and labeling are not in compliance.

The penalty provisions align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that they provide for a range of penalties and increased sanctions for repeat offenses.

Wholesaler

Ministry of Health
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

Violations of packaging and labeling provisions are subject to imprisonment of one month to one year or a fine of five hundred thousand (500,000) to ten million (10,000,000) FCFA, or both. Fines and punishment may be doubled for repeat violations.

Courts may also order temporary closure of the establishment, license revocation, and seizure and destruction of products whose packaging and labeling are not in compliance.

The penalty provisions align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that they provide for a range of penalties and increased sanctions for repeat offenses.

Retailer

Ministry of Health
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

Violations of packaging and labeling provisions are subject to imprisonment of one month to one year or a fine of five hundred thousand (500,000) to ten million (10,000,000) FCFA, or both. Fines and punishment may be doubled for repeat violations.

Courts may also order temporary closure of the establishment, license revocation, and seizure and destruction of products whose packaging and labeling are not in compliance.

The penalty provisions align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines in that they provide for a range of penalties and increased sanctions for repeat offenses.