Laws

Decree No. 17-73 Penal code (as amended)

Jan 1, 1974

COMMENTS: Decree No. 17-73 Penal Code (as amended) establishes the Criminal Code of Guatemala (as amended).

Decree No. 61-77 (as amended through Decree No. 65-2001)

COMMENTS: Decree No. 61-77 (as amended through Decree No. 65-2001) prohibits tobacco product manufacturers from adding substances that are harmful to health to their products and provides some sales restrictions, including a minimum cigarette sticks per package size.

Decree No. 65-79, Amending Decrees Nos. 61-77 and 80-74, and Law No. 71 (1979) on Taxes

Oct 10, 1979

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.

Decree No. 75-83, Amending Decree No. 536 with regard to the Consumption Tax

Jul 6, 1983

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Decree No. 90-97 of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala (Health Code) (as amended)

COMMENTS: Decree No. 90-97 contains the Health Code of the Republic of Guatemala (as amended). It governs many aspects of public health and services, including tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; tobacco packaging and labeling; and restrictions on smoking. The Original Language file uploaded here contains amendments through December 3, 2013. The English translation contains amendments through November 19, 2003.

Decree No. 50-2000, Amending the Health Code (as published in Decree No. 90-97)

Aug 1, 2000

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Government Agreement No. 426-2001 (Regulations for the Regulation, Approval and Advertising and Places of Use For Tobacco-Related Products)

Oct 17, 2001

COMMENTS: Government Agreement No. 426-2001 (Regulations for the Regulation, Approval and Advertising and Places of Use For Tobacco-Related Products) was issued under Decree No. 90-97 and implements provisions on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship and tobacco product packaging and labeling. These regulations were repealed by Government Agreement No. 338-2013.

Ministerial Agreement No. 731-2002 on the creation of a Technical Commission for the approval of advertising of tobacco products (as amended)

Jul 12, 2002

COMMENTS: Ministerial Agreement No. 731-2002 established technical regulations on advertising for tobacco products. This agreement was amended by Ministry of Public Health, Ministerial Agreement No. 727-2007.

Ministry of Public Health, Ministerial Agreement No. 727-2007 Creating a Commission to Regulate Tobacco Products Advertising

May 9, 2007

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Decree No. 74-2008 (Law Creating Tobacco Smoke Free Environments)

COMMENTS: Decree No. 74-2008 (Law Creating Tobacco Smoke Free Environments) is the main law governing smoking in public places, work places and public transportation. It establishes a complete smoking ban in indoor areas, with the exception of some hotel guestrooms. This law repealed some smoking provisions in Decree No. 90-97 (the Health Code).

Government Agreement No. 137-2009 (Regulations of Decree No. 74-2008)

Jun 22, 2009

COMMENTS: Government Agreement No. 137-2009 (Regulations of Decree No. 74-2008) was issued under Decree No. 74-2008 to implement the prohibition on smoking in indoor places.

Government Agreement No. 338-2013, Health Standard Regulations for the Authorization and Monitoring of Tobacco-Product Advertising

Aug 31, 2013

COMMENTS: Government Agreement No. 338-2013 establishes the Health Standard Regulations for the Authorization and Monitoring of Tobacco-Product Advertising. These regulations state the process by which tobacco advertising is reviewed by the Department for the Regulation of Health and Environmental Programs for approval. The regulations also state the requirements for health warnings that must appear on/accompany any approved tobacco advertising. The regulations were amended by Government Agreement No. 299-2014.

Government Agreement No. 299-2014, Amendments to Government Agreement No. 338-2013

COMMENTS: Government Agreement No. 299-2014 amends Government Agreement No. 338-2013, which establishes the Health Standard Regulations for the Authorization and Monitoring of Tobacco-Product Advertising.

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