China's market regulator has recently approved mandatory national standards for e-cigarettes. Companies must comply with national standards to sell e-cigarette products through an e-cigarette transaction platform. In addition, if the company is importing e-cigarette products from another country, it must also adhere to the national standard.
China's market regulator recently approved mandatory national standards for e-cigarettes
China's market regulator recently approved mandatory national e-cigarette standards, which will take effect on October 1. The regulations list requirements for chemical compounds, mechanics, and design. China has been a leader in the e-cigarette industry, producing more than 95 percent of the e-cigarettes sold domestically. However, the industry has been operating in a regulatory grey area.
The new regulations have several provisions aimed at regulating the industry and promoting the legalization of the product. The first step is to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, while the second step involves imposing stricter regulations on the retailing of e-cigarettes. Furthermore, e-cigarette companies will be required to adhere to the requirements for a registered trademark and must display the required warnings and package markings. Additionally, manufacturers must also formulate an internal product quality assurance system. These rules will be applied to both OEM and brand-owned products.
The new regulations also include a ban on the use of tobacco flavors in e-cigarettes. These regulations will prevent Chinese e-cigarette companies from marketing e-cigarette products in tobacco-flavored products. The new rules will affect the production, import, and sales of e-cigarettes in China.
E-cigarettes companies must meet national standards
China has officially approved mandatory national standards for e-cigarettes, which will be implemented on 1 October. The regulations are meant to protect the interests of consumers and the rights of minors. They specify specific criteria for the taste, safety, and use of e-cigarettes.
Companies must comply with the regulations to ensure the safety and quality of e-cigarettes. This includes regulations on packaging and warehousing. They must use a standardized QR code on the packaging of e-cigarettes. They must also follow the standards of the destination country when importing e-cigarettes.
The FDA set a deadline for e-cigarette applications in September 2020, but the COVID epidemic has delayed the deadline until now. Despite the COVID outbreak, the FDA reports that it has received marketing applications from more than 500 companies.
The FDA first attempted to regulate e-cigarettes in the United States more than a decade ago. The proposed regulations would have treated e-cigarettes as drug/device combination products, but a series of lawsuits led the agency to rethink this policy. Currently, the FDA is regulating e-cigarettes as tobacco products.
Import e-cigarette products must be sold through the e-cigarette transaction platform
China's new e-cigarette trading management regulations call for the establishment of a national unified electronic cigarette transaction platform. Companies that manufacture and sell e-cigarette products must use this platform to conduct all transactions. This includes the import and export of nicotine and e-liquids. Manufacturers must also file an export notification through the platform before importing and selling their products.
Tax collection and payment must be made by national regulations. This means that e-cigarette manufacturers must sell their products through a transaction platform that supports the collection and payment of taxes. The price of conventional cigarettes is expected to increase, and the price of e-cigarettes may continue to rise.
The market for e-cigarettes is rapidly expanding. According to some estimates, approximately 30% of the total market for these products was sold online in the first quarter of 2015. Although some e-cigarette products are still sold exclusively through third-party websites, others are sold through traditional retail outlets. Some internet vendors have their brands, while others sell multiple brands and varieties.