The Tobacco Control Act (TCA) allows the secretary of health and human services to regulate record keeping by anyone involved in the tobacco business in order to monitor the movement of products from the point of manufacture through distribution to retail. In March 2023 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new rule: “Requirements for Tobacco Product Manufacturing Practice” (TPMP). One of the main purposes of the TPMP rule is to establish a system for tracking and tracing tobacco products throughout the distribution chain and improve enforcement.
This report examines existing federal rules for tracing tobacco products, as well as the individual states that have chosen to use digital tax stamps as part of their regulatory framework.
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This TobaccoIntelligence regulatory report will provide you with:
- A clear and detailed understanding of current regulatory requirements affecting this sector in a specific jurisdiction, enabling you to be confident your business and your products are compliant.
- The ability to plan ahead for specific regulatory changes.
- Strategic understanding of the policy climate within the jurisdiction, enabling you to forecast how it might affect business development.
- Sources of further information, for example links to full texts of legislation and contact details for relevant government offices.
Table of contents
- Executive summary
- Federal regulatory framework
- State regulatory framework
Our research is completely independent and original. It is conducted by TobaccoIntelligence’s multilingual legal analysis team, all specialists in this sector, and goes through a rigorous review and editing process before publication. Research draws on multiple sources, including: online and offline resources and data, specialist legal software, our own extensive databases and report archives, interviews with key stakeholders and government officials, and collaboration with local legal firms and on-the-ground professionals in the jurisdictions covered.