Notification Detail

Draft Second Ordinance amending the Tobacco Products Ordinance

Notification Number: 2016/238/D (Germany)
Date received: 20/05/2016
End of Standstill: 22/08/2016 ( 21/11/2016)

Issue of comments by: Commission,Croatia
Issue of detailed opinion by: Hungary
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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2016) 01514
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2016/0238/D

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 - Não 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: 201601514.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2016 0238 D EN 20-05-2016 D NOTIF


2. Member State
D


3. Department Responsible
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Referat E B 2, 11019 Berlin,
Tel.: 0049-30-2014-6353, Fax: 0049-30-2014-5379, E-Mail: infonorm@bmwi.bund.de


3. Originating Department
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, Referat 223, 11055 Berlin, Tel.: 0049-30-18529-3605, Fax: 0049-30-18529-4967, E-Mail: 223@bmel.bund.de


4. Notification Number
2016/0238/D - X00M


5. Title
Draft Second Ordinance amending the Tobacco Products Ordinance


6. Products Concerned
Tobacco and related products


7. Notification Under Another Act
-


8. Main Content
In accordance with Article 7(6), in conjunction with Article 20(3)(c), of Directive 2014/40/EU, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and refill containers containing the following additives may not be placed on the market:
– vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a tobacco product, electronic cigarette or refill container has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks,
– caffeine or taurine or other additives and stimulant compounds that are associated with energy and vitality,
– additives having colouring properties for emissions,
– for tobacco products for smoking, electronic cigarettes and refill containers: additives that facilitate inhalation or nicotine uptake,
– additives that have CMR properties in unburnt form.

The additives specifically prohibited are listed in Annexes 1 and 2 to the Ordinance.
Furthermore, the Amending Ordinance provides for regulations relating to nicotine-free electronic cigarettes and refill containers.

Key words: bans on additives, nicotine-free electronic cigarettes and refill containers


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The additives specifically prohibited under Article 7(6), also in conjunction with Article 20(3)(c), of Directive 2014/40/EU must be specified by the Member States.

The regulations relating to nicotine-free electronic cigarettes and refill containers were necessary as a result of the inclusion of nicotine-free electronic cigarettes and refill containers in the regulation through the Act amending the Tobacco Products Act.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Reference(s) to basic text(s): Ordinance transposing the Directive on tobacco and related products of 27 April 2016 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 980)
Act transposing the Directive on tobacco and related products of 4 April 2016 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 569)
Draft Act amending the Tobacco Products Act
The basic texts were forwarded with an earlier notification: 2015/0706/D


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

Yes

SPS aspect

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

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European Commission

Contact point Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Fax: +32 229 98043
email: grow-dir83-189-central@ec.europa.eu

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