Last updated: July 29, 2023


Enforcement Agency

Content regulation

Public Health Inspectors; Inspectors under the Standards Act; Customs officer under the Customs Act; a person upon whom the responsibility of the maintenance of law and order is vested by statute.

Fine, Jail
Entities that can be held responsible

Manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, retailers


Violations of content regulations are subject to a fine of not less than 20,000,000 Leones and imprisonment for a term of not less than one year, or both.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it imposes sanctions for content regulation violations. However, the drafters of the should consider imposing higher fines and license suspension or revocation for repeat violations.

Disclosure requirement

Not Applicable

The law does not require disclosure by manufacturers or importers of information on the contents or 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.