Forward Regulatory Plan 2019-2021:  Amendments to the Tobacco Reporting Regulations

Title of Regulatory Initiative

Amendments to the Tobacco Reporting Regulations - 2

Enabling Act

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

Description

Amendments to the Tobacco Reporting Regulations (TRR) are being proposed to improve the information collected by Health Canada from manufacturers and importers of tobacco products and to require that the Minister disclose certain information to the public.

The proposed amendments would be made under new regulation-making powers set out in the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Not Applicable

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposed regulatory amendments would improve the information collected by Health Canada from manufacturers and importers of tobacco products and would assist in making decisions and policies aimed at continuing to reduce tobacco use in Canada.

The disclosure requirements would give Canadians better access to tobacco product information collected by Health Canada.

Tobacco manufacturers would be required to make changes to the tobacco product information that they are required to submit in their reports.

Consultations

A Notice to Interested Parties was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on December 2, 2017, with a 60-day public comment period.

Canadians will have the opportunity to provide comments on the regulatory proposal, during the Canada Gazette, Part I public comment period, which is expected to take place in winter 2020 and last 75 days.

Information on previous consultations and details on upcoming opportunities for consultation in the area of tobacco can be found on the Canada.ca website

Further information

Related information can be found on the Government of Canada's webpage on the Tobacco Reporting Regulations.

Additional information can be requested from the Departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

Denis Choinière
Director
Tobacco Products Regulatory Office
Tobacco Control Directorate
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
Health Canada

Telephone: 613-941-1560
Email address: hc.pregs.sc@canada.ca

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 1, 2017

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