Vapouround magazine ISSUE 21 - Page 81

There are three main changes which will affect the regulation of the vape industry in the event of a no deal Brexit, as confirmed by MPs in January. 1. The Australian Government will provide the graphic imagery used in warnings contained on tobacco product packaging. A deal between both governments has arranged for this to be done free of charge. 2. The UK will need to develop its own domestic notification systems for companies that wish to sell tobacco products and e-cigarettes on the UK market. 3. A transfer of powers will be required from the EU Commission to the government’s Secretary of State. The EU Commission currently holds a range of powers under the TPD that enable it to respond to emerging threats, changing safety and quality standards, and technological advances. If there is a no deal Brexit, these will be overseen in London from March 29. VM21 | 81