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Last updated: March 4th 2020

Penalties

Violator
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Manufacturer

Ministry of Public Health
Fine, Warning, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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Analysis

Penalties for violation of any provisions of the law include warnings, fines ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 UI (Indexed Units), and temporary closure, depending upon the severity of the offense. The law provides that the violation of Arts. 8 and 9 (pack warnings) is a “serious offense.”

Other sanctions include impounding, storage and seizure of tobacco products, and warning the public about the existence of the offending behavior.

Aggravating circumstances include the accumulation of two or more breaches.

Importer

Ministry of Public Health
Fine, Warning, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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Analysis

Penalties for violation of any provisions of the law include warnings, fines ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 UI (Indexed Units), and temporary closure, depending upon the severity of the offense. The law provides that the violation of Arts. 8 and 9 (pack warnings) is a “serious offense.”

Other sanctions include impounding, storage and seizure of tobacco products, and warning the public about the existence of the offending behavior.

Aggravating circumstances include the accumulation of two or more breaches.

Wholesaler

Ministry of Public Health
Fine, Warning, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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Analysis

Penalties for violation of any provisions of the law include warnings, fines ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 UI (Indexed Units), and temporary closure, depending upon the severity of the offense. The law provides that the violation of Arts. 8 and 9 (pack warnings) is a “serious offense.”

Other sanctions include impounding, storage and seizure of tobacco products, and warning the public about the existence of the offending behavior.

Aggravating circumstances include the accumulation of two or more breaches.

Retailer

Ministry of Public Health
Fine, Warning, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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Analysis

Penalties for violation of any provisions of the law include warnings, fines ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 UI (Indexed Units), and temporary closure, depending upon the severity of the offense. The provides that the violation of Arts. 8 and 9 (pack warnings) is a “serious offense.”

Where it is established that a violation of Art. 8 or 9 (packaging and labeling) of the law has occurred at an establishment listed in Art. 3 (public places and workplaces), the Ministry of Public Health may close that establishment for up to five consecutive days. In the event of a recurring violation, the Ministry may close the establishment for up to 30 days.

Other sanctions include impounding, storage and seizure of tobacco products, and warning the public about the existence of the offending behavior.

Aggravating circumstances include the accumulation of two or more breaches.