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Daily News on Vape Industry October 12th, 2023

  1. In August, China exported French e-cigarettes to approximately US$14.86 million, a month-on-month increase of 0.86%, and a year-on-year increase of 11.71%; the export volume was 254,736 kg, a month-on-month increase of 0.06%, a year-on-year increase of 31.02%; the export unit price was 58.34 US dollars/kg, a month-on-month increase. An increase of 0.80% and a year-on-year decrease of 14.74%.


  1. On October 11, ChinaState Council appointed Lu Jie as deputy director of the StateTobacco Monopoly Administration.


  1. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the vapecompany Avail Vapor’s lawsuit against the FDA. Avail Vapor claimed that the FDA deliberately complicated the “Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA)” process, resulting in the rejection of a large number of its new product submissions.


  1. According to the Irish Finance Minister, Ireland will tax e-cigarette products from 2025.


  1. Mark Drakeford, the Chief Minister of Wales in the United Kingdom, said that he is very interested in the “prescription only” policy implemented by Australia.


  1. Malaysia’s Public Health Tobacco Products Control Bill 2023, originally scheduled for second reading on October 10, was postponed. The Malaysian Ministry of Health stated that the postponement was to prioritize other government affairs.


  1. Malaysia is undergoing a review process for a new tobacco control bill, but Philip Morris International believes that the bill will become an obstacle to foreign investment in Malaysia’s e-cigarette industry.


  1. Philip Morris International may renovate its production facilities in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in order to develop new tobacco products to attract investors.


  1. The plenary session of the Colombian House of Representatives has adopted a constitutional reform bill aimed at regulating the use of cannabis by adults in Colombia.