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Regulation of tobacco productsRead more +05 October 2020 By Jordan in Positions

Regulation of Tobacco Products

Regulation of tobacco products in the broader sense, i.e. the production and trading of tobacco products, and stipulations on the locations where smoking is allowed and/or not allowed, are not a phenomenon of our time, but has been in operation on European soil for almost as long as tobacco has been consumed in Europe. As regulation is frequently associated with an intrusion into areas of daily life which are either protected or worthy of protection, and/or are of economic or fiscal significance, trade and industry associations and lobby groups have formed in European countries. Increasing internationalization of tobacco control policy Until the end of the 20th century, the control and regulation of the trade in tobacco products and their consumption have exclusively been a matter of the EU nation states.
Europe newRead more +05 October 2020 By Jordan in Positions

Impact Assessment and Revision Process of the European Commission on a New Regulation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

As expected, on 19 December 2012, the European Commission adopted its proposal for the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive and submitted it to the European Parliament and the Council for further deliberations. An internal commission consultation and an impact assessment process of several years’ duration conducted under the auspices of the Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) preceded the adoption of the draft directive by the European Commission. According to the criteria of the assessment process (Impact Assessment) for the TPD, various trade-related policy options under the section “sales arrangements / access to tobacco products” were examined and evaluated by DG SANCO. The spectrum of policy options pre-defined by DG SANCO with respect to this trade-related section ranged from “No Changes” to extreme requirements, such as a general EU-wide ban on cigarette vending machines and a general ban on the display of tobacco products at points of sale (display ban).
Paul HeinenRead more +05 October 2020 By Jordan in Positions

40 years of successful commitment in Europe

The European Tobacco Wholesalers Association (E.T.V.) was established in 1973 as the representative body of the European tobacco wholesalers and operators of cigarette vending machines. Today, the E.T.V. represents national associations and companies in the tobacco wholesale sector in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In addition to the tobacco-control efforts on the national level, the European Union has in the last two decades also reinforced its role as a regulator; a new challenge, which has also helped forged greater unity among the community of European tobacco wholesalers.
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Tobacco Products Directive • Traceability of Tobacco Products (Article 14 of the Draft Directive of the European Commission)

TPD 2 knocks at the door. Unrealistic targets for the implementation of a tracking and tracing system for tobacco products in the EU On 26 February 2014, the Members of the European Parliament by a large majority adopted the compromise text, which has been developed within the framework of the so-called trilogue between the Presidency, representatives of the ENVI Committee in the European Parliament and the EU Commission. Also the Council on 14 March 2014 accepted this compromise text, so that the Tobacco Products Directive is expected to be published in late April / early May in the Official Journal of the European Commission and could come into force 20 days after its publication (May 2014). Under Articles 15 and 16, the Directive provides for far-reaching obligations on the Member States and especially on the legally operating economic actors in the European tobacco markets with regard to the implementation of a new tracking & tracing system for tobacco products.
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