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24th October 2023
29th June 2023
Latvia: The Ministry of Health has confirmed to TobaccoIntelligence that the current regulatory framework does not cover heated herbal products. However, a bill currently going through Parliament would bring them under the scope of the law on tobacco and e-cigarette products, making them subject to certain restrictions if eventually passed.
15th June 2023
4th May 2023
Latvia: A bill to ban heated tobacco flavours, implementing an EU delegated directive, will be debated by the Saeima (parliament) on 11th May. It is expected to be passed before the European Commission’s 23rd July deadline.
2nd March 2023
Latvia: A bill to ban flavours in heated tobacco products and nicotine pouches, and prohibit their sale to under-20s, has been approved at its second reading by the Social Affairs Committee. It has now to be approved at two more readings by the Saeima (parliament). Proposed amendments may be submitted until 2nd May before the bill’s next Saeima reading.
31st January 2023
Latvia: The State Revenue Service has told TobaccoIntelligence that excise duty on heated tobacco products brought in €5,427,000 in 2020, €10,022,000 in 2021, and €10,479,000 in 2022. Revenue on nicotine pouches, which are taxed as tobacco substitutes, was €602,000 in 2021, and €1,690,000 in 2022; they were not subject to excise duty in 2020.
10th January 2023
Latvia: The excise tax rate on both heated tobacco and nicotine pouches increased on 1st January to €218 per kg.
31st October 2022
14th October 2022
3rd October 2022
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