After the release of the implementation plan, end of last week, the notification fees have been voted yesterday and amount £150 (218 USD or €193) for each new product and £80 (116 USD or €103) for each modification of a product.

The fee is payable by the person submitting the notification, e-cigarette producers, importers and rebranders, to the Secretary of State.

The annual fee is first payable on the first occurring 1st April after the day the product is notified to the Secretary of State.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is in charge of the notification service for e-cigarette products already on, or proposed for, the UK market. The agency estimated the cost of the notification system in year one (£2m), and in year 2-5 (£0.7m-£0.8m annually), based on ECigIntelligence estimates of between 800-1100 companies in the e-cigarette market.

The notification fees will be reviewed annually to ensure MHRA’s income is aligned with its costs, the first revision will be made in year 2 to mitigate the impact of volumes uncertainty.