The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, which implement the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU, require businesses to notify of the placing on the UK market of tobacco and herbal products for smoking and require the testing of cigarettes for levels of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. It is illegal to supply products where reporting and notifiation requirements have not been complied with.
The Government intends to introduce proportionate new fees in order for Public Health England (PHE) (as the UK Competent Authority) to recover the costs of processing notifications and for testing cigarettes. The Government proposes to implement these fees in 2017.
The proposed fee levels may be reviewed should data obtained during consultation enable the further refining of cost estimates.
The draft proposal and a regulatory triage assessment is published alongside this consultation and sets out the methodology and assumptions the Department has made in developing the proposal. Please read these documents carefully before completing this form.
Why We Are Consulting
The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of interested people, businesses and organisations, with a focus on gaining additional information relevant to the proposals to introduce proportionate fees.
All responses received by the closing date will be carefully considered. A summary report of consultation responses will be published on the Department of health website in due course, once the consultation has been completed.