Last updated: January 24, 2022


Enforcement Agency

Content regulation

Central Authority for Standardization and Quality Control; Ministry of Health
Fine, Business License suspension or revocation, Other

(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)

Entities that can be held responsible

Entities that import, sell, or manufacture


Failure to comply with contents regulations is subject to fine of no less than 25 million Iraqi dinars (ID) and no more than ID 50 million, with the confiscation and destruction of those tobacco products not in conformity with the specifications. For repeat violations, in addition to the fine described above, the licensing authority shall revoke the license to import, manufacture, or sell tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it imposes sanctions for content regulation violations.

Disclosure requirement

Not Applicable

The law does not require disclosure by manufacturers or importers of information on the contents and emissions of their cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure and impose sanctions for disclosure violations.