DGFT prohibits the import of electronic cigarettes and parts of components

Sep 27, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on September 26, 2019, has prohibited the import of electronic cigarettes by amending the import policy.

The amended import policy of electronic cigarettes, namely:

Import of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or any parts or components thereof such as refill pods, atomisers, cartridges etc, including all forms of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, Heat Not Burn Products, e-Hookah and the like devices by whatever name and shape, size or form it may have, but does not include any product licenced under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, under HS Code: 8543 is Prohibited in accordance with the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Exports, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Ordinance, 2019.

Effect of this Notification: Import of electronic cigarettes and parts or components thereof is prohibited.

[Notification No. 20/ 2015-2020]


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