As of May 2016, the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) requires mandatory notification for marketing tobacco products containing nicotine in Europe. Every product declared must notify:
In addition, all new recipes will have to be declared 6 months before they are potentially placed on the market.
A product’s MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is a mandatory document containing the list of hazardous molecules (flammable or explosive) and potential allergens contained in the product.
It is a product’s true ID document issued by an e-liquid supplier or manufacturer at the simple request of any third party.
There are several sections in an MSDS dealing with:
An MSDS is used to check product labelling:
Any manufacturer, reseller or importer of chemical products in Europe (including nicotine-free or flavourless e-liquids) is required to declare its products to an accredited body such as the INRS (French National Institute for Research and Safety).
This declaration must include:
TPD notifications, INRS declarations and MSDSs are compulsory, lengthy, precise and time-consuming administrative procedures. They are often tedious, and may seem to be insurmountable obstacles for the uninitiated.
The VDLV Pro 360 team is entirely familiar with these procedures. Our product compliance support service is run by trained, responsive staff capable of advising you at every stage (TPD notification, drafting MSDS, INRS declarations) with speed and flexibility in compliance with applicable regulations.