We summarize various e-cigarette regulations recently promulgated by the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA)
There has been speculation for a few years now that the BYD, one of the largest companies in China, had plans to enter the e-cigarette market with its own brand.
The synthetic nicotine unit of Jincheng Pharmaceutical Group has secured China’s first production license for electronic cigarettes.
STMA has now published a rule outlining the process for Chinese e-cigarette manufacturers to obtain the required manufacturer license.
China Tobacco Administration officially released the “Answer to Questions Related to Electronic Cigarette Administrative Licensing and Product Technical Review”
As of 20th May, 2022, 31 provinces and cities have issued several e-cigarette retail licenses in the regions. The e-cigarette retailer license nationally planned in China is 48,740 in total now.
China’s vape industry has been hit with another round of legislation. The new measures build upon a decision to move the industry under the purview of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and regulate e-cigarettes / vape products as tobacco products, which will put significant restraints on the industry catering to the domestic market.
GB 41700-2022 was published on April 8, 2022, and will take effect on October 1, 2022. The first draft Standard was notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2019. At that time, China had not officially placed e-cigarettes under the state tobacco monopoly.
On 11 March 2022, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration of China (the “STMA”) passed the 'Electronic Cigarette Administration Measures’ (the “Measures”), which will be effective...