Laws

Resolution No. 2006-0685 on Consumption Tax

Oct 3, 2006

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Amendments to Internal Taxation Law (excerpt)

Dec 29, 2007

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Decree No. 1051 on Tax Law Implementation Regulations (excerpt)

May 15, 2008

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Organic Law for the Regulation and Control of Tobacco

Jul 23, 2011

COMMENTS: The Organic Law for the Regulation and Control of Tobacco governs numerous aspects of tobacco control, including prohibitions on smoking; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. It repeals and replaces the Organic Law Amending the Organic Law of Consumer Protection, which previously governed many aspects of tobacco control.

Regulation to the Tobacco Regulation and Control Act, No. 1047

Feb 10, 2012

COMMENTS: The Regulation to the Tobacco Regulation and Control Act, No. 1047 was issued under the Organic Law for the Regulation and Control of Tobacco. The Regulation implements provisions of the Organic Law on smoke free environments and tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging (2012)

Mar 1, 2012

COMMENTS: The Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging was published by the Ministry of Public Health in March 2012. The manual contains detailed guidance on the prescribed health warnings, addressing topics such as content and placement.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 407 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 22, 2012

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 407 on Approved Health Warnings defines the first round of six health warnings for packs and other tobacco product packaging.

Organic Law on Communication

Mar 25, 2013

COMMENTS: The Organic Law on Communication is a general law regulating communications. The law includes a provision prohibiting misleading advertising of tobacco products.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 2853 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2013

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 2853 on Approved Health Warnings defines the second round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2013 to July 14, 2014.

Regulations under the Organic Law on Communication, No. 214

Jan 20, 2014

COMMENTS: The Regulations under the Organic Law on Communication provide implementing details about the rights and obligations set forth in the Organic Law on Communication.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 4723-2014 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2014

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 4723-2014 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the third round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2014 to July 14, 2015.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 5239-2015 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2015

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 5239-2015 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the fourth round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2015 to July 14, 2016. The uploaded file includes the Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 24-2016 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2016

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 24-2016 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the fifth round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2016 to July 14, 2017. The uploaded file includes the Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 30-2017 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2017

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 30-2017 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the sixth round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2017 to July 14, 2018. The uploaded file includes the Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 188-2018 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2018

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 188-2018 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the seventh round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2018 to July 14, 2019. The uploaded file includes the Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 328-2019 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2019

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 328-2019 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the eighth round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2019 to July 14, 2020. The uploaded file includes the Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 7-2020 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2020

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 7-2020 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the ninth round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2020 to July 14, 2021. The uploaded file includes the Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 18-2021 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2021

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 18-2021 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the tenth round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2021 to July 14, 2022. The uploaded file includes the Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging.

Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 54-2022 on Approved Health Warnings

Jul 15, 2022

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 54-2022 on Approved Health Warnings establishes the eleventh round of six health warnings to be displayed on packaging from July 15, 2022 to July 14, 2023. The uploaded file includes the Manual for the Implementation of Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of June 1, 2020 unless otherwise noted.