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.
21st September 2022
Netherlands: The government is planning to make smoking more expensive by increasing the excise tax on combustible cigarettes, cigars and smoking (rolling) tobacco – a category which is also understood to include heated tobacco consumables. Under the 2023 Tax Plan, the rate will rise to €211.24 per kg on 1st April 2023, and again to €261.58 per kg on 1st April 2024. The proposal has yet to be approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate.
30th June 2022
15th June 2022
Netherlands: Market data notification on sales volumes of products in the previous year is required in the Netherlands by 15th June each year.
2nd June 2022
6th April 2022
Netherlands: Health secretary Maarten van Ooijen has sent the House of Representatives, the lower house of parliament, a report by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) on “products that make tobacco attractive”. The RIVM is recommending restrictions on the sale and promotion of accessories such as flavoured filters, sprays etc.
23rd March 2022
Netherlands: Doctors and cancer patients, led by the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), are calling on supermarkets, petrol stations and convenience stores in the Netherlands to stop selling tobacco immediately. Dutch supermarkets are due to stop selling tobacco products in 2024, while fuel stations and convenience stores can continue until at least 2030. A KWF spokesperson told radio listeners: “It really has to be done faster than it is now. We think it is much too late that filling stations should not stop until 2030.”
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