A national electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) business management platform will be launched on June 15, according to China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration.
Establishing a unified e-cigarette exchange platform is a key part of regulating the e-cigarette market and promoting the orderly functioning of the industry, the administration said on Wednesday. its official website.
Since then, all e-cigarette production, wholesale and retail entities that have obtained licenses will gradually start trading on this unified platform, the administration added.
E-cigarette use in China is on the rise, and authorities are taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes in terms of product safety and quality.
China’s market regulator, the State Administration for Market Regulation, unveiled national standards for e-cigarettes on April 8. The standards, which will come into effect from October 1, state that all e-cigarette products must be manufactured in accordance with national regulations. standards.
Last month, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration issued regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of e-cigarettes. According to the regulations, the country will implement license management for e-cigarette production, wholesale and retail entities from May 1.
Efforts will be made to regulate e-cigarettes in terms of production, transportation, import and export, the regulation says.