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TPD Compliant Packaging & Labelling

e Liquid Packaging UK Label Requirements


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e Liquid Box Packaging Regulations

Right, where to start?  If you're looking at this page, then you're probably slightly confused about the laws and regulations you need to fulfill in order to comply with EU/UK E-Liquid Packaging legislation and Directives, or, at least left pondering some ambiguities which relate to your specific requirements for e Liquid Boxes or eLiquid Labeling!

When you read the vast wealth of information available from the official resources, coupled with the advice from companies who operate within the Vaping/e Cigarette industry, it can be somewhat confusing and not obviously indicative of the required course of action you must undertake to comply with the various current legislation in place which cover the various aspects of not only e liquid packaging and labeling, as well as the other regulations which govern the production and operational procedures of your vaping products!

SCD is an expert within the e Liquid Packaging sector, but, please bear in mind that we aren't legal professionals, and, the various legalities you must comply with during the manufacturing and processing stages, is not an area of the industry we consider ourselves equipped to advise on, although, we can point you in the right direction if required.

Lets start by breaking the legislation governing the UK vaping industry in to it's constitutional parts:

e Liquid Regulation TPD/TRPR

UK and EU e Liquid and E-Cigarette Labeling Legislation
Originally formulated in 2001, the European Tobacco Products Directive (Superseded in 2014 *EU TPD (2014/40/EU)) is European Union legislation which places limits on the sale and merchandising of tobacco and tobacco related products in the EU. This directive is the basis for the UK's TRPR.
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the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR) is the UK's interpretation of the EU's Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) created in 2001, but revised in 2014 to include E-Cig and E-Liquid products. Each EU member state needed to incorporate the stipulations of the TPD into their own legal constitution by May 20, 2016. The TRPR is the UK's interpretations of this directive.
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MHRA is the UK's governing authority for the notification scheme for e-cigarettes and refill containers in the UK and is responsible for implementing the majority of provisions under Article 20. E Cig/e Liquid Products must be registered with the MHRA at least 6 months prior to sale via the European Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG).
MHRA Overview
There are official ASA's regulations concerning the marketing communications for electronic cigarettes and e liquids in the UK governing advertising rules applicable to e-cigarettes, e-liquids or other related products, regardless of whether they contain nicotine. The rules cover a wide scope of legal stipulations and ethical good practice.
Code of Practice

E-Liquid Packaging & Labelling

From the May 20th 2017, all vape product packaging has been under legislative governance of the Tobacco Product Directive which stipulate required information on all labeling and packaging of e liquids, e cigarettes, along with all associated products.

These rules must be followed dependent on the individual vaping product, and must incorporate several symbols, notices, incredience in order of weight, along with referencess to the manafacturing process.  Another consideration when designing an eliquid label is the European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. Known as the CLP Regulations.

The CLP Regulation incorporates the 'Globally Harmonised System' (GHS) developed by the United Nations on the classification and labelling of chemicals throughout the world.  The nicotine content level should be considered when choosing appropriate warning symbols in line with good practice.

So, several aspects do need due consideration, and, you may not feel you're any more educated on the subject than you were before, if anything, we may have confused you even more!

In an effort to bring some valuable E-Liquid & E-Cig Packaging Resources to one place, we're compiling a portal of Vape Packaging Resources in order to bring some clarification to the subject of eCigarette and eLiquid Packaging & Labelling Compliance.  See the individual resources below and check back soon as we will be adding relevant content regularly.

Alan Dove

Alan Dove

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Other e Cigarette & e Liquid Information

A selection of videos which cover the TPD & TRPR Legislation relating to e Cigarette/eLiquid Packaging are available on our Vaping Regulations section.

To view the eLiquid Regulation Video's, please click here.

Much more e liquid/e cigarette packaging resources coming very soon!

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