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As a newcomer selling and distribution of eliquids products comes with various regulations and restrictions depending on the country you're selling. Understanding and complying with these rules is essential for selling your products in different countries. In this article, we'll guide you through the basics to help you navigate this complex landscape with confidence. 

Who Governs E-liquid Regulations?

Understanding the authorities governing e-liquid regulation is crucial for newcomers entering the market. In the UK, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) oversees regulations for e-liquid and nicotine vaping products. As a division of the Department of Health and Social Care, the MHRA is responsible for regulating and overseeing the sale of medicines and medical devices. Compliance with MHRA regulations is a prerequisite for selling e-liquid products in the UK. 

What Are The Rules To Sell E-Liquid Products?

After the UK's departure from the EU, e-liquid regulations in Britain and Northern Ireland shifted from the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) to the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (UK Exit) Regulations 2020. Familiarity with this amendment act, as well as broader European regulations, is crucial to ensure compliance with the specific requirements of the regions where you intend to sell your products.

Regulations have evolved over recent years, yet they consistently prioritize safety checks as an industry standard for e-cigarettes, refill containers, and e-liquids. This entails providing comprehensive product information to customers and implementing proactive measures to prevent children from accessing e-liquid and CBD e-liquid products.

To ensure compliance with the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD), e-liquid producers must adhere to specific requirements:

  1. Limit e-cigarette tank capacity to 2ml.
  2. Sell e-liquids containing nicotine in containers no larger than 10ml.
  3. Ensure nicotine strength in e-liquids does not exceed 20mg/ml.
  4. Utilize packaging that is child-resistant and tamper-evident.
  5. Avoid prohibited ingredients, such as caffeine and taurine.
  6. Include clear labeling with health warnings on all products.

To ensure compliance with EU regulations, new e-liquid producers must submit their product data for approval if intending to sell in the EU.

This submission is facilitated through an online platform known as the EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG). The submission should include:

  1. A comprehensive product ingredient list.
  2. Independently verified emissions produced by the product.
  3. Information regarding product nicotine dosage.
  4. Toxicological data related to the product.
  5. A description of the manufacturing process.
  6. A declaration of compliance with relevant regulations.

Embarking on your journey in the e-liquid market involves navigating compliance regulations in the UK and European Union, as outlined for 2021. These fundamentals serve as a solid starting point. At SuperNic, we're committed to upholding the highest industry standards and providing support at every stage of your e-liquid production journey.

Starting a new business venture can be daunting, but with our expertise, you can gain confidence in understanding and complying with regulations. This familiarity will provide a solid foundation for getting your first e-liquid products approved and ready for market. From there, the possibilities are endless!

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