DGFT prohibits the export of Electronic Cigarettes

Oct 01, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on September 30, 2019, has prohibited the export of electronic cigarettes (E-Cigarettes) by amending the emport policy.

The amended Export Policy of electronic cigarettes, namely:

Export of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)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 licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, or any parts or components thereof such as refill pods, atomisers, catridges etc under Chapter 85 ITC (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: Export of electronic cigarettes and parts or components thereof is prohibited.

[Notification No. 22/ 2015-2020]


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