Ukraine raised the excise tax on heat-not-burn products by 320%.
With a value of RMB 244.2 billion, Smol e-cigarette was listed in the “Huaxiangyuan·Huacha·2020 Hurun World Top 500”, ranking 414th.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration （FDA） issued two key principles concerning the content, format, and minimum requirements for review of tobacco companies’ pre-market tobacco product applications （PMTA） and the principle of substantial equivalence （SE）。 . PMTA and SE are two ways that manufacturers can choose when they need to apply to the FDA for marketing authorization for new tobacco products.
Shenzhen Wuxin Technology Co., Ltd. （RELX） went public in the United States.
Philip Rubel, Marketing Director of Philip Morris International Japan, stated that the manufacturer has decided to lower its suggested retail price. The price adjustment is for adult smokers who are considering switching to smokeless products and adult heating tobacco users who are considering having multiple devices. It depends on the purpose.
Yunnan Siveco Technology increased its capital by RMB 60 million. The capital was decided by the shareholder company Yunnan Henggang Technology Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Lvxin Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. through mutual consultation.
Zhuolineng signed the “Investment Agreement” with the Dongguan Shipai Town Government, and Zhuolineng plans to invest 500 million yuan to build a R&D and intelligent manufacturing base in Dongguan Shipai Town. The site planned for this project is located in Shixin Industrial Park, Shipai, with a land area of ??about 47 acres and a planned investment of 500 million yuan. After the project is completed and put into production, the annual output value is expected to be about 3 billion yuan.
The business scope of Suning Tesco’s subsidiary Shenzhen Suning Tesco Sales Co., Ltd. added “electronic cigarette vaporizers （non-tobacco products, no tobacco ingredients） sales”.
BYD’s patent for “a charging device for electronic cigarettes and an electronic cigarette set” was authorized and published by the National Patent Office. The patent publication number is CN212574150U, which is a utility model patent.
Guided by the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce and organized by the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce, the first working meeting of the group standard revision of the “Electronic Cigarette Product Specifications” and the “Electronic Cigarette Liquid Specification” was held in Shenzhen Institute of Metrology and Quality Inspection .
The American Logic e-cigarette company stopped selling its products and related activities online.
“Decision on Amending the “Implementation Regulations of the Tobacco Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China” （Draft for Solicitation of Comments）， adding “e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products in accordance with the relevant regulations on cigarettes in these regulations”
Wuxin Technology, the main company of the RELX brand, ranked 16th in the “2021 Shuyun·Hurun Top 100 Private Enterprises in China” with 160 billion yuan.
The “Act to Prevent Online Sales of Vapor Electronic Cigarette Products to Children” promulgated by the US government has come into effect.
The National Drug Control Agency of Cambodia （NACD） has instructed all relevant ministries and agencies to take immediate action to stop the use and commercialization of heated tobacco products （HNB）。
The Estonian parliament recently voted to suspend the e-liquid excise tax from April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022, on the grounds that it reduces cross-border trade and illegal trade, and advocates that more countries should follow suit.
The United States Post Office USPS prohibits the transportation of any form of electronic cigarette products （including import and export） on the domestic logistics network of the United States.
The health department of the Taipei City Government drafted a draft amendment to the Tobacco Harm Prevention Act and submitted it to the Parliament for approval. The proposed amendment prohibits the manufacture, import, sale, supply, display, and promotion of electronic cigarettes and new heat-not-burn products.
The Health Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government announced that the “Prevention and Control of Smoking System” （hereinafter referred to as the New Tobacco Control Law） has been implemented satisfactorily, and the overall tobacco control policy is in line with the requirements of the World Health Organization. At the same time, it is recommended to ban the import of e-cigarettes and increase cigarette tobacco taxes to reduce Macau The smoking rate of the population.
The Indiana State Assembly passed a bill to impose a new tax on e-cigarettes. The bill will be signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb and will take effect on July 1, 2022. The new tax bill is divided into wholesale and retail. Closed system products （such as pre-installed cigarette cartridges） are levied at 25% of the wholesale cost, while open system products （such as bottled e-liquid） are levied at a tax rate of 15%.
FedEx and DHL announced that e-cigarette products will be included in the list of prohibited transportation.
Philip Morris International CEO Jacek Olczak stated that the company plans to gradually withdraw from cigarette sales in the next 10-15 years, and looks forward to taking the lead in Japan.
The 2021 IECIE Shanghai Steam Culture Week was successfully held in Hall N3 of the Shanghai New International Expo Center. During the three days of the exhibition, 300+ brands from the upstream and downstream of the e-cigarette industry were gathered, 1000+ products were gathered, and 34,733 visitors came.
The governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, signed a bill to raise the minimum age for buying, possessing, and transporting tobacco from 19 to 21. The bill, called HB273, targets both tobacco and new tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
The trial production of Heyuan Group’s production base in Fusha Town, Zhongshan City has officially started. The factory covers an area of ??37,000 square meters and accommodates about 800 high-end consumer electronics technology innovation talents and creates about 1,500 jobs.
The newly revised “Law on the Protection of Minors” was officially implemented. This is the first time that the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors has been explicitly prohibited in the form of a national law, and the main responsibility and punishment measures have been clarified.
Fogcore Technology （the parent company of RELX） announced the first quarter of 2021 financial report. The financial report shows that the net revenue of Fogcore Technology in the first quarter of 2021 was 2.40 billion yuan （US$370 million）， an increase of 48.2% from the fourth quarter of 2020.
British American Tobacco （BAT） CEO Jack Bowles announced that in the first quarter of 2021, the company’s heat-not-burn product consumers increased by more than 1.4 million, bringing the total to 14.9 million.
The e-cigarette brand “Grapefruit” announced that it has completed more than 200 million US dollars in financing. This round of financing is mainly used for offline new and old store support, expansion and new product research and development.
The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and the State Administration for Market Supervision and Administration decided to jointly launch a special action to protect minors from smoking.
Aspire Global Inc. （hereinafter referred to as “Aspire”）， the substantial holding company of Shenzhen Yijiate Technology Co., Ltd., submitted an updated prospectus to the United States Securities Regulatory Commission （SEC）， and plans to be listed on the Nasdaq in the United States with the stock code ” ASPG”.
E-cigarette manufacturer Juul will pay $40 million to North Carolina over the next six years. The money will be used to fund projects that help people quit e-cigarettes, prevent e-cigarette addiction, and research e-cigarettes. Previously, in November 2019, Juul was sued by the California government for “designing, marketing and selling e-cigarettes to attract young people and falsely claiming the effectiveness and danger of nicotine in its products.”
Philip Morris International agreed to acquire Vectura for 1.05 billion pounds （approximately US$1.44 billion）， thereby acquiring the British pharmaceutical company’s respiratory disease treatment and nebulization inhalation equipment technology. Vectura will operate as an independent department and will be the mainstay of its nebulized inhalation therapy department.
The Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce organized the signing ceremony of the “Letter of Commitment not to Sell Electronic Cigarettes to Minors”. 33 electronic cigarette companies signed a letter of commitment in Shenzhen to further protect minors from electronic cigarettes and legally regulate operations.
The testing center of Shenzhen Zhuolineng Technology Co., Ltd. has passed the review of the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment （CNAS） and successfully obtained the CNAS qualification, which indicates that Zhuolineng Testing Center has the nationally recognized management level and laboratory testing and analysis capabilities.
Eternal Asia and the vape brand Xiwu signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Shenzhen, and Eternal Asia became the exclusive agent of Xiwu in China.
Under an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission （ITC）， Philip Morris stopped its plan to promote IQOS heat-not-burn （HNB） cigarettes in the United States.
The English website of Sichuan China Tobacco “Kung Fu” brand was launched simultaneously with the Spanish website, officially opening the brand-new external publicity and display platforms of KUNGFU and KUANZHAI.
Tianyin Holdings released its 2021 semi-annual report. In the first half of 2021, the company’s operating income was 37.556 billion yuan, an increase of 26.64% year-on-year; the net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies was 86.961 million yuan, an increase of 19.3% year-on-year; Profit was 76.9805 million yuan, an increase of 168.42% year-on-year; basic earnings per share were 0.085 yuan per share.
Ukraine became the sixth European country to pass a ban on flavored e-cigarette products （except for tobacco flavor）， and banned the use and promotion of e-cigarette products in public.
RELX （Fogcore Technology） announced that the e-cigarette clinical trial it declared has been successfully registered in the China Clinical Trial Registration Center （ChiCTR） and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trial Registration Platform （WHO ICTRP）。 This is the first e-cigarette clinical research project in China that has passed ethical review and expert review and has been approved for implementation.
New Zealand’s “Smoke-free Environment and Controlled Products Exemption from Vapor and Fog Amendment” has come into effect. Thousands of stores across New Zealand will be banned from selling electronic cigarettes other than tobacco, mint or menthol flavors.
Philip Morris International （PMI） IQOS ILUMA debuted in Japan.
Japan Tobacco （JT） released its quarterly report for the second quarter of 2021: In the first half of 2021, revenue was 1.14 trillion yen （approximately US$10.4 billion）， an increase of 11.1% year-on-year; net profit was 225.2 billion yen （approximately US$2.055 billion）， year-on-year An increase of 30.5%, of which the income from the harm reduction products segment was 29.3 billion yen （approximately US$267 million）， an increase of 13.1% year-on-year, and the sales of heating non-combustible zero-burning cartridges were 2.1 billion, an increase of 16.7% year-on-year.
E-cigarette leader SM International （06969.HK） announced its 2021 interim results. In the first half of the year, it achieved a total revenue of 6.953 billion yuan （RMB, the same below）， a year-on-year increase of 79.2%; gross profit of 3.819 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 100.9%; after adjustments Net profit was RMB 2.975 billion, a year-on-year increase of 127.5%.
Fogcore Technology, the parent company of RELX, released its financial report for the second quarter of 2021. The report shows that the company’s net revenue in the second quarter of 2021 was 2.54 billion yuan, an increase of 6% from 2.4 billion yuan in the first quarter of 2021. Under non-US GAAP, adjusted net profit is RMB 650 million.
Kickner and the Zhuhai High-tech Zone Management Committee have reached a strategic cooperation to settle the smart manufacturing industrial park in Zhuhai, and hold the signing ceremony for the key projects of the Zhuhai High-tech Zone in the third quarter of 2021. Kickner’s Zhuhai Industrial Park will exceed 200,000 square meters. With a total investment of several billion yuan, it is expected to be put into operation around 2023, with a planned monthly production capacity of 100 million pieces.
Jinjia shares released the 2021 semi-annual report. From January to June 2021, the company realized operating income of 2.447 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 27.64%. The net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies was 507 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 22.02%. Earnings per share was 0.3500 yuan. During the reporting period, the operating income of the new tobacco business increased by 290.11% over the same period of the previous year.
The “2021 China （Shenzhen） E-cigarette Industry Standard Development Forum” hosted by Southern Metropolis Daily and undertaken by Nandu·Shenzhen Big Events Media was successfully held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town. This forum focused on the standard development of the e-cigarette industry and minors. People protection.
The “Tobacco and Vapor Product Control Amendment Regulations 2021” in Saskatchewan, Canada, comes into effect, which restricts the sale of flavored vapor products to age-restricted vapor product stores and restricts the marketing and supply of young people. At the same time, the sales tax on steam products will increase from 6% to 20%.
The “Engineering Technology Research Center for New Type Electronic Atomizers in Guangdong Province” created by McWell was officially recognized as the “Engineering Technology Research Center for Guangdong Province”.
British American Tobacco BAT announced that its e-cigarette brand Vuse has become the number one e-cigarette brand in the global market.
From September 9th to 11th, “IECIE Steaming Road” was promoted at Wayjoy vape expo （Dubai）
September 18-20 “IECIE Steamed Way” was promoted at The World Vape Show （Dubai）
The American Journal of Public Health （AJPH） published a review report co-signed by 15 experts and scholars in the field of public health. Consider the pros and cons of e-cigarettes and formulate more reasonable regulatory policies.
Guided by the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce, the “2021 Electronic Cigarette Industry Group Standards Release and Specification Development Promotion Conference” was held in Shenzhen. The “General Technical Specifications for Atomized Electronic Cigarette Devices” and “Safety Technical Specifications” group standards were officially announced.
The use of nicotine e-cigarettes in Australia requires a prescription, and liquid nicotine is mandatory to be equipped with a child protection cap.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration （FDA） passed the PMTA （Pre-Tobacco Application） review for 3 e-cigarette products of British American Tobacco’s Vuse Solo series for the first time. After various inspections, the FDA believes that these 3 e-cigarette products can help cigarettes This is the first time the US FDA has authorized e-cigarette products to be legally sold in the US market.
Sichuan China Tobacco “KUANZHAI” heated cigarettes were officially launched in New Zealand.
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October 16-18 “IECIE Steaming Road” will be promoted in 2021 Vapexpo-France
Philip Morris International （PMI） released its 2021 third quarter performance report. PMI’s total shipments of cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products reached 188.332 billion, a year-on-year increase of 2.1%. Among them, shipments of heat-not-burn tobacco products increased by 23.8% year-on-year to 23.489 billion, mainly due to the increase in shipments of heat-not-burn tobacco products in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Americas.
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The Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China passed the “Smoking （Public Health） （Amendment） Bill 2019” （Bill） during the third reading, which completely bans new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. The bill prohibits the import, manufacture, sale, distribution and promotion of alternative smoking products, including e-cigarettes, heating non-combustion tobacco products, and herbal cigarettes, and prohibits the use of these products in no-smoking areas. Violators can be fined up to 50,000 yuan and Imprisonment for 6 months. The new law will come into effect when it expires 6 months after the date of gazettal.
The Institute of Health Communication of Fudan University released the “Research Report on Electronic Cigarette Marketing and its Impact on Adolescents’ Health.” The report emphasizes that the market supervision of e-cigarettes should be strengthened, and all sectors of society should be united to create a smoke-free growth environment for young people.
Egypt abolished the e-cigarette ban that had been implemented since 2015.
The British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency （MHRA） announced that e-cigarettes will soon be approved as drugs by the NHS （UK National Medical Service System） to prescribe to assist smoking cessation, and e-cigarette manufacturers are invited to submit products for approval in accordance with standardized procedures. This means that the UK will become the first country in the world to grant medical product licenses for e-cigarettes.
The “Report on the Scientific Basis of Tobacco Product Control: The Eighth Report of the WHO Research Group” on the official website of the WHO pointed out that in some cases, e-cigarettes can help some smokers quit smoking and have a positive impact on public health.
Mcwell, Heyuan Technology, Jier Technology, and Xinyikang were listed in the “2021 Shenzhen Top 500 Companies List”. In addition, Bolton’s Chairman and President Wang Mingfan and Eternal Asia Chairman Mr. Zhou Yahui also ranked fourth “Shenzhen Hundred Industry Leaders”.
The draft “Taipei City Emerging Tobacco Management Autonomy Regulations” formulated by the Taipei City Government passed the third reading of the parliament and will be the first to ban the import, sales and marketing of new types of tobacco such as e-cigarettes and heated cigarettes. This marks Taipei’s entry into an era in which new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes are completely banned.
California Governor Gavin Newsom approved a 12.5% ??e-cigarette tax on California, which will cause the tax rate of e-cigarette products to be close to that of cigarettes.
Manufacturing giant BYD Electronics launched its own ceramic atomization technology brand “BEEM” and planning technology brand logo “BEEM CORE”.
Shenzhen Wuxin Technology Co., Ltd. （RELX） published the invention patent of “resin extract and its preparation method and electronic cigarette liquid”, application number CN202110931599.0, application publication number CN113633015A. The resin extract of this application can be used as a substitute for benzoic acid in e-cigarette liquid, which effectively improves user experience.
Sichuan China Tobacco’s “KUANZHAI” experience store officially opened and operated in the Maritime Plaza, a commercial complex in Penang, Malaysia.
The status of the national standard for electronic cigarettes （20171624-Q-456） has been changed to being drafted.
Shenzhen Heyuan Technology Co., Ltd. and the world’s leading certification company Oulu Technology Group held a CTF accreditation award ceremony. The Heyuan Experimental Center under Heyuan Technology became the first laboratory in the field of electronic atomization to obtain CTF accreditation.
The State Council amended the “Regulations for the Implementation of the Tobacco Monopoly Law,” and new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes shall be implemented with reference to relevant regulations on cigarettes.
Empire Brands launched its heated cigarette products in the Czech Republic.
In order to adapt to the development of global trade and technology, the “Harmonized System” undergoes a comprehensive revision every 4-6 years. Chapter 24 of the 2022 edition of the “Harmonized System” added Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, adding a four-digit item 24.04 for e-cigarettes and new tobacco products. The “Harmonized System” will be implemented globally from January 1, 2022.
*The full name of “Harmonized System” is “Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System”. The International Trade Commodity Catalogue compiled by the World Customs Organization （WCO） under the framework of the “Harmonized System Convention” is the general commodity classification of today’s international trade and related fields. language.
The status of the national standard for electronic cigarettes （20171624-Q-456） has been changed to be soliciting comments, and it is planned to be officially implemented within 3-5 months after its issuance. Please submit written comments to the organization drafting department before January 29, 2022.
The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration publicly solicits opinions on the “Administrative Measures for Electronic Cigarettes （Draft for Comment）。” The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration pointed out at the policy briefing that the administrative departments of tobacco monopoly at all levels will strengthen the supervision of e-cigarette production, sales and import and export according to law, including strengthening access permit management, strengthening registration management, strengthening supervision and inspection and law enforcement.
Fogcore Technology （RELX） announced the third quarter of 2021 financial report. The financial report showed that Fogcore Technology’s net revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was 1.68 billion yuan （US$260 million）， a year-on-year increase of 49.7% and a month-on-month decrease of 34.0%. . Under non-US GAAP, adjusted net profit was 450 million yuan （US$70.26 million）， a year-on-year increase of 84.0% and a month-on-month decrease of 30.5%.
The 2021 IECIE Shenzhen International Atomization Technology Industry Expo was successfully held in Hall 1/2/3/4 of Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center （Futian）。 The exhibition attracted 57,445 professional visitors offline and 674,424 online viewing （including cloud Exhibition hall and live broadcast room）， becoming a professional and preferred business platform for global electronic atomization product technology and brand promotion.
IECIE and China Tobacco Scientific Research Partner Juanjuan Think Tank released the industry’s first “2021 China Electronic Cigarette Retail Industry Blue Book”.
All types of e-cigarette production and operation entities must log on to the website of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, and report enterprise and product-related information truthfully and on time.
British American Tobacco （BTI.US） announced its latest operating status: 3.6 million new customers will use its e-cigarette products in 2021, with a total of 17.1 million users. As of the first half of June 30, 2021, the company had 16.1 million customers. At the same time, the company is also the first tobacco group to obtain a license from the US FDA to market and sell e-cigarettes.
Shenzhen Mcwell Technology Co., Ltd. auctioned the A002-0083 parcel in Bao’an Central District with a transaction price of 978 million yuan. Construction will start within 1.5 years from the date of signing of the agreement and be completed within 5 years.
Alibaba International Station issued an announcement on reiterating strict control over e-cigarettes and related products. Alibaba International Station “Alibaba International Station Prohibition and Restriction Rules”, “Warning Announcement on Issuing Electronic Cigarette Liquid, E-liquid and Other Controlled Products”, “Announcement on Suspension of Export of Electronic Cigarette Products and Accessories to the United States” and other platform rules And the announcement emphasized the control of e-cigarettes and related products.
Guided by the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce, hosted by the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce, and co-organized by IECIE, the “2021 Fifth International Electronic Cigarette Industry Summit Forum” was successfully held in Shenzhen. At the same time, the “2021 Electronic Cigarette Industry Blue Book” and “Atomization 20″ Year” series of documentaries.
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