The UK has implemented a number of rules and regulations around the sale, distribution, and advertising of vaping products. It is important to understand these guidelines in order to ensure legal compliance with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). In this article, we will discuss the registration process that must be completed for new vape products in the UK. We will explain the timeline and requirements, as well as how Xyfil can help make the process easier for you.
A brief overview of TPD guidelines
The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is a set of regulations enforced by the EU and UK that are designed to promote public health. These guidelines cover the manufacture, sale, and advertising of vaping products. For example, for vape products to be legal in the UK, they must comply with a list of requirements such as:
- Bottles of nicotine-containing E-Liquid must be no more than 10ml
- Vape products should now surpass 20mg (2%) in strength
- E-Cigarettes should not exceed 2ml in capacity
- All the relevant health warnings should be applied to the packaging
- Must be submitted to the MHRA for approval
The TPD requires that all new vape products must be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) before they can be sold in the UK. This includes any iterations of the product that have received substantial alterations, which must be treated as new products.
The timeline for registering – why it’s important
The registration process can take up to 6 months and requires detailed information about the product, such as ingredients, packaging materials, emissions data, testing certificates, and a sample of the product. If the manufacturer has already submitted a Great Britain and Northern Ireland notification for that specific product, then you do not need to submit a duplicate notification. Similarly, if re-branded and your brand name is listed in the manufacturer’s notification, then you do not need to submit a duplicate notification.
Once everything has been paid for and received by the MHRA, the product you are registering will become visible on the government website. This helps to notify retailers and consumers that your product is trusted and compliant. The only exception to this rule is nicotine-free products which do not require registering with the MHRA at this time.
Xyfil can help take a load off by registering for you
Completing the registration process can be time-consuming and difficult to navigate, but Xyfil specializes in helping businesses comply with the TPD. We can handle all certifications for you so you can get your products on the market as soon as possible. Our team of experts have years of experience and knowledge about the regulations surrounding vaping in the UK and beyond.
We provide comprehensive support throughout the entire process, from submitting your application to obtaining product certification. We will also keep you updated on the progress of your registration and provide advice and assistance where needed.
By working with Xyfil, you can rest assured that your products are compliant and legal in the eyes of the law. Not only will this help protect you from any potential legal issues, but it also helps to build trust and confidence with your customers.