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E-Cigarette Regulatory Report: Bulgaria

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  • 17 Pages
  • February 2021
  • Region: Bulgaria
  • ECigIntelligence
  • ID: 5300948

The publisher believes regulation of nicotine e-cigarettes in Bulgaria is unlikely to change in the next two years. Nicotine-free e-liquids will remain unregulated, possibly even until the planned revision of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and its transposition to the national legal framework. Since e-cigarettes were regulated in 2016, no proposal for taxing them has been made, however this could change under the EU’s plan to impose a harmonised excise duty in the process of reviewing the tobacco tax directive.

The Republic of Bulgaria lies in the Balkan Peninsula on the south-eastern edge of Europe. It has a population of 6.9m, one in six of whom lives in the capital, Sofia. The official language is Bulgarian. The country is a parliamentary republic, headed by the prime minister. The legislative powers lay with a unicameral national assembly. Prime minister Boyko Borissov of the centre-right party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) was elected in 2017. The next parliamentary elections will take place in April 2021.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary
2 Outlook
3 Regulatory Landscape
4 National Regulatory Framework
5 Age Restrictions
6 Product Restrictions
7 Labelling and Packaging
8 Obligation to Notify
9 Retail Channel Restrictions
10 Public Usage
11 Advertising and Marketing
12 Enforcement
13 Taxation
14 Relevant Laws
15 Relevant Bodies