The Dutch Tobacco Act requires producers and importers (suppliers) of tobacco products, herbal products for smoking,  e-cigarettes and refill packages to provide product information to the European Commission and the Dutch government.

This law is based on the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The Dutch law includes additional regulation, for example regarding maximum limits of Tar, Nicotine and Carbon monoxide (TNCO) values in roll your own tobacco. Suppliers must submit information about their products in the European Union Common Entry, the EU European Union (European Union)-CEG. The government uses this information to gain more insight into the products on the Dutch market and for public information.

Organisations involved in the Dutch Tobacco Act

  • The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) makes policy and legislation.
  • The National Institute for Health and the Environment (RIVM) collects and processes the information provided by suppliers.
  • The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) enforces the Dutch Tobacco Act.