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Last updated: November 26th 2019

Penalties

Violator
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Manufacturer

Tobacco Control Unit and authorized officers
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

A person who commits an offense relating to packaging and labeling is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both. For conviction on indictment, the penalty involves a fine not exceeding $30,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both. Licenses can also be revoked.

In addition, the court can choose to order confiscation and forfeiture of any tobacco product packaged or labeled in a manner that violates the law, as well as equipment or packaging and labeling materials.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines by imposing appropriate penalties on manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers who violate the law.

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Importer

Tobacco Control Unit and authorized officers
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

A person who commits an offense relating to packaging and labeling is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both. For conviction on indictment, the penalty involves a fine not exceeding $30,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both. Licenses can also be revoked.

In addition, the court can choose to order confiscation and forfeiture of any tobacco product packaged or labeled in a manner that violates the law, as well as equipment or packaging and labeling materials.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines by imposing appropriate penalties on manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers who violate the law.

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Wholesaler

Tobacco Control Unit and authorized officers
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

A person who commits an offense relating to packaging and labeling is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both. For conviction on indictment, the penalty involves a fine not exceeding $30,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both. Licenses can also be revoked.

In addition, the court can choose to order confiscation and forfeiture of any tobacco product packaged or labeled in a manner that violates the law, as well as equipment or packaging and labeling materials.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines by imposing appropriate penalties on manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers who violate the law.

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Retailer

Tobacco Control Unit and authorized officers
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

A person who commits an offense relating to packaging and labeling is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both. For conviction on indictment, the penalty involves a fine not exceeding $30,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both. Licenses can also be revoked.

In addition, the court can choose to order confiscation and forfeiture of any tobacco product packaged or labeled in a manner that violates the law, as well as equipment or packaging and labeling materials.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines by imposing appropriate penalties on manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers who violate the law.

Law Source, Section