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The Royal decree that transposes the European Tobacco Products Directive in the Belgian law for e-cigarettes has been published on March 3, 2016. Among the few degrees of freedom that provided the Directive, the Belgian government has chosen the most severe strictness.

  • The text prohibits online sales of vaping products,
  • The notification fee for each new product is set to 4,000 €,
  • Manufacturers and importers have 6 months after May 20, 2016 to comply with the notification procedures of all the products present on the market on this date,
  • The maximum volume of the exchangeable cartridges and re-fillable tanks is set to 2 ml,
  • The packaging will show the following warning: “The nicotine contained in this product creates a strong dependence. Its use by non-smokers is not recommended”.

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