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You may have noticed we've talked a lot about the TPD recently. It came in to law in May 2016 and as a responsible company, we are required by law to ensure that we're compliant. We’d like to make sure that our customers understand what's going on and how the new laws might affect the products you currently buy.
As part of our membership of the IBVTA, we've been working with the MHRA to seek clarification on certain aspects of the TPD implementation, as well as trying to appeal against certain restrictions.
This year, our industry has undergone some of the most radical changes in its history, with the implementation of the EU-wide Tobacco Products Directive. But what do these changes mean for you?
In May this year, the UK government implemented its version of the Tobacco Products Directive. These new laws, The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, have resulted in many changes to our industry, particularly for retailers.
With the recent Leave vote in the EU referendum, you may be left wondering how this will affect the new TPD rules which came into force in May. Our Regulatory and Compliance Manager, Bryn Rees, has the answers.
Due to a lack of media coverage, you'd be forgiven for not being aware that the House of Lords has been considering a fatal Prayer Motion recently which, if passed, would have stopped the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive in its tracks.
2016 will see the implementation of Tobacco Products Directive throughout Europe, and specifically in the UK. Once transposed into UK law, these new rules will affect the sale and use of tobacco and tobacco-related products, including e-cigarettes across the UK. In the second of our series of TPD related articles we look at what the Tobacco Products Directive will mean for UK e-cigarette companies.
This year sees the introduction of the Tobacco Products Directive throughout Europe. This new set of rules will affect the sale and use of tobacco and tobacco-related products, including e-cigarettes, in all member states. In the first of our series of TPD related articles we look at what the TPD means for vapers.