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Last updated: March 6th 2020

Disclosure Requirements

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Department of Health

Analysis

Manufacturers and importers of tobacco products are required to submit annually a list of the ingredients and respective quantities used in their manufacture, specified by brand and type. The law also requires that manufacturers and importers of new products submit, a list of product ingredients at least 30 days before the date anticipated for their market entry in the country.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it requires disclosure by manufacturers and importers to government authorities of information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes.

Law Source, Section
Ministerial Order No. 190/2011

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not require manufacturers or importers of cigarettes to disclose to government authorities information on the emissions of their cigarettes.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should require disclosure by manufacturers and importers to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Department of Health

Analysis

The ingredients list disclosed by manufacturers as well as the results of government-conducted emissions tests are disclosed by the Department of Health to consumers. Trade secrets are not subject to disclosure.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it requires that disclosed information be made readily available to the public.