From February of 2022, subscribers will be able to view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts Round-up section.
20th September 2022
Egypt: A circular issued by the Customs Authority makes clear that the General Organisation for Export and Import Control (GOEIC) is responsible for testing heated tobacco products in the authority’s laboratories – located in Egyptian ports – to ensure they conform to Egyptian standards.
6th September 2022
Egypt: A legal clarification has been issued by the Customs ِAuthority, imposing an additional tax on oral tobacco sold in duty-free stores. The clarification, following Law No. 2/2018 obliges duty-free companies to pay 10% tax on the retail selling price for the benefit of the health insurance system, in addition to 14% VAT. The tax will also apply to cigarettes and shisha, but not to e-cigarettes or heated tobacco.
17th August 2022
South Africa: The Department of Health has told TobaccoIntelligence that the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, first put forward in 2018, has been approved by the Forum of South African Directors General for presentation to the cabinet. Ministers will now either agree and submit the bill to parliament or suggest changes. The next steps, including the timetable, will be guided by the cabinet.
11th August 2022
Egypt: The Ministry of Finance has issued a decree setting out a new process for paying the health insurance tax on tobacco products. Decree No. (369) of 2022, published in the Official Gazette, requires the tax to be paid to the state’s public treasury, through Central Bank of Egypt account 2/70/30301/2, instead of to the Health Insurance Authority. Heated tobacco is taxed in Egypt at a rate of EGP1,400 ($74) per kg, plus 10% of the price.
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15th June 2022
South Africa: The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the regulations banning the sale of tobacco products during the Covid-19 lockdown were invalid and unconstitutional. This comes after the minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs imposed a series of regulations to contain Covid-19, including a ban on the sale of heated tobacco and e-cigarettes.
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