• June 22, 2024

China Releases Guideline for Vaping Product Exports

 China Releases Guideline for Vaping Product Exports

Credit: Zapp 2 Photo

Credit: Zapp 2 Photo

China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration released the Guidelines for Promoting the Building of Quality Assurance Systems for Exported Electronic Cigarette Products on July 20, according to 2Firsts, which published a translated version of the release.

The guidelines consist of 18 articles covering the following:

  1. clarifying that enterprises are the main responsible entities for the building of quality assurance management systems for exported electronic cigarette products;
  2. specifying the main content for the building of quality assurance management systems for exported processes, allocation of production resources, the establishment of sound systems, standardization of product packaging, traceability of logistics and transportation, and export declaration and registration requirements; and
  3. specifying the requirements for the building of quality assurance management systems for exported electronic cigarette products.

The guidelines are interpreted by the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA). The guidelines “shall be implemented” from the date of issuance, according to the STMA.