Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

EUROPEAN COMMISSION: Implementing the Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU)


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European Commission recently issued the following announcement. 

In certain areas, the European Parliament and the Council have empowered the European Commission to adopt further legislative acts to aid the implementation process of Directive 2014/40/EU. This legislation takes the form of delegated or implementing acts which outline in more detail the rules and measures regarding tobacco and related products.

Implementation and delegated acts

The European Commission has adopted implementing legislation that lays down more detailed technical rules. This includes:

  • The layout, design and shape of the combined health warnings for tobacco products for smoking
  • The position of the general warning and information message on roll-your-own tobacco in pouches
  • The reporting format for tobacco ingredients and emissions
  • A common notification format for electronic cigarettes
  • Define technical standards for the refill mechanism of electronic cigarettes
  • Define a priority list of additives which warrant further examination
  • Establish rules and mechanism for determining products with characterising flavours
The Commission will also adopt additional acts to:

  • Establish technical standards for the EU tracking and tracing system and security features

Implementation plan

The development of this secondary legislation involves, as appropriate, studies and involvement of Member States and other stakeholders.

This implementation plan serves to allow transparency towards stakeholders on how the Commission intends to prepare the implementing measures, as required by this Directive. It is of indicative nature.

Original source can be found here.

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