EU: introduction of technical standards on electronic cigarettes

In early January 2016, the European Union informed the WTO on the Draft Commission Implementing Decision on technical standards for the refill mechanism of electronic cigarettes. Proposed date of adoption: 2nd quarter 2016. The provisions shall enter into force immediately after adoption. Final date for comments: March 2, 2016.The Directive will need to be transposed into national legislation by 20 May 2016.

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