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18th November 2022
9th November 2022
EAEU: Representatives of all five Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia – attended a meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to discuss the regulation of nicotine-containing products. Members said all such products were “harmful” and that in line with World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, heated tobacco products should be considered not as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) but as tobacco and “regulated as strictly as traditional tobacco products” as there was no evidence that they are any less harmful than cigarettes.
7th October 2022
22nd September 2022
Russia: Russia may adopt World Health Organization (WHO) standards in tackling illegal tobacco. Izvestia reports that the Ministry of Health has prepared a new version of a government decree and a draft law on “the accession of the Russian Federation to the protocol on the elimination of illicit trade in tobacco products”. Russia has been a member of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) since 2008.
13th September 2022
Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): Following a decision by the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission, up to 200 heated tobacco consumables can be imported duty-free into the EAEU – the economic union of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia – for personal use. This will apply from 8th October to over-21s entering Kazakhstan and to over-18s in the other EAEU member states.
8th September 2022
18th August 2022
20th July 2022
Russia: The bill setting future tax rates has been adopted and published, increasing excise rates for for heated tobacco consumables and devices from 2025 by 4%. Heating devices will be taxed at RUB 70 (€1.20), and consumables at RUB 8,479 (€151) per kg in 2025.
29th June 2022
Russia: The State Duma Budget and Taxes Committee has backed a government amendment which would increase excise rates on heated tobacco consumables and devices by 4% from 2025, media reports. If the bill is adopted, heat-not-burn (HnB) devices will be taxed at a rate of RUB70 ($1.38) and consumables at RUB8,479 ($167) per kg.
22nd June 2022
Russia: Bill 99437-8, specifying additional product, labelling and notification requirements for smokeless tobacco products intended for sucking, chewing or sniffing, has come through its first reading in the State Duma. If adopted, it will come into force on 1st September. As the sale of most oral products, including snus and nicotine pouches, is illegal in Russia, TobaccoIntelligence believes this bill would apply to chewing tobacco.
10th June 2022
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