Notification Detail

Bill amending the Tobacco Act to implement Directive 2014/40/EU concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products

Notification Number: 2015/78/NL (Netherlands)
Date received: 24/02/2015
End of Standstill: 26/05/2015 ( 25/08/2015)

Issue of detailed opinion by: Italy
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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2015) 00445
Directive 98/34/EC
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2015/0078/NL

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Nao inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 201500445.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2015 0078 NL EN 24-02-2015 NL NOTIF



2. Member State
NL


3. Department Responsible
Ministerie van Financiën
Belastingdienst/Douane centrale dienst voor in- en uitvoer


3. Originating Department
Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport, Directie Wetgeving en Juridische Zaken


4. Notification Number
2015/0078/NL - C10C


5. Title
Bill amending the Tobacco Act to implement Directive 2014/40/EU concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products


6. Products Concerned
Electronic cigarettes, refills and cartridges, only if they contain or may contain nicotine liquid.


7. Notification Under Another Act
-


8. Main Content
Parts G and I of Article I may contain technical regulations. A minimum age is required to buy e-cigarettes and refills. These products may now only be sold to persons who can prove that they have reached the age of 18.

Other rules in the bill are for the implementation of Directive 2014/40/EU.


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The proposed measure prevents young people from using e-cigarettes and becoming addicted to nicotine before they reach 18. This therefore serves the interests of public health. By implementing the age limit of 18, a link is created to the already existing age limit to buy tobacco products. This measure gives rise to a consistent policy for tobacco products and e-cigarettes and refills. The stated requirements are proportional because the sale of e-cigarettes is not banned outright. Only minors will be protected against nicotine addiction.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Numbers or titles of the basic texts: Tobacco Act


11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure
No


12. Grounds for the Emergency
-


13. Confidentiality
No


14. Fiscal measures
No


15. Impact assessment
-


16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

SPS aspect

No - the draft is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.




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