Latest Vaping Regulations in NZ- 2023 - Getavape

Latest Vaping Regulations in NZ- 2023

About the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act

The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 commenced on 11 November 2020. The Amendment Act amended the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 and renamed it the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990. Provisions under the Act include the requirement for all workplaces, including restaurants and bars, to be smokefree and vape free, prohibiting the sale of vaping products to anyone under the age of 18, and product safety standards that must be met before vaping products can be sold.

Timeline

 1 January 2023 (SERPA provisions come into force)

  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†should¬†only specify appropriate retail premises in AVP applications¬†
  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†keep accurate records relating to all their notifiable products¬†
  • Distributors¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†keep accurate records relating to all their notifiable products¬†
  • NZ Manufacturers & Importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†keep accurate records relating to all their notifiable products¬†
  • Exporters¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†keep accurate records relating to all their notifiable products

21 September 2023 (after Regulations come into force)

  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†can¬†notify that they sell notifiable products at retail¬†
  • Approved Vaping Premises¬†must¬†be at least 300m from a registered school or a marae

1 October 2023 (9 months after Act commences)

  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†have notified that they sell notified products at retail
  • NZ manufacturers and importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†have notified all notifiable products (vaping, herbal smoking and smokeless tobacco products)

21 October 2023 (1 month after Regulations come into force)

  • NZ Manufacturers & Importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only notify vaping products that use permitted flavour descriptions¬†
  • NZ Manufacturers & Importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only notify vaping products that meet Product Safety Requirements (including nicotine limits, removable batteries, child safety mechanisms, labelling requirements)

21 December 2023 (3 months after Regulations come into force)

  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell single-use vaping products that meet Product Safety Requirements (including nicotine limits, removable batteries, child safety mechanisms, labelling requirements)¬†
  • Distributors¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell single-use vaping products that meet Product Safety Requirements (including nicotine limits, removable batteries, child safety mechanisms, labelling requirements)¬†
  • NZ Manufacturers & Importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell single-use vaping products that meet Product Safety Requirements (including nicotine limits, removable batteries, child safety mechanisms, labelling requirements)

31 January 2024

  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†have submitted Annual Returns for 2023¬†
  • Distributors¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†have submitted Annual Returns for 2023¬†
  • NZ Manufacturers & Importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†have submitted Annual Returns, and if required, Annual Reports for 2023

21 March 2024 (6 months after Regulations come into force)

  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†must not¬†sell vaping products or smokeless tobacco products that have images of cartoons and toys on their packaging
  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell vaping products that use permitted flavour descriptions
  • Retailers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell reusable vaping products that meet Product Safety Requirements (including nicotine limits, removable batteries, child safety mechanisms)
  • Distributors¬†of notifiable products¬†must not¬†sell vaping products or smokeless tobacco products that have images of cartoons and toys on their packaging
  • Distributors¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell vaping products that use permitted flavour descriptions
  • Distributors¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell reusable vaping products that meet Product Safety Requirements (including nicotine limits, removable batteries, child safety mechanisms)
  • NZ Manufacturers & Importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must not¬†sell vaping products or smokeless tobacco products that have images of cartoons and toys on their packaging
  • NZ Manufacturers & Importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell vaping products that use permitted flavour descriptions
  • NZ Manufacturers & Importers¬†of notifiable products¬†must¬†only sell reusable vaping products that meet Product Safety Requirements (including nicotine limits, removable batteries, child safety mechanisms).

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