Short Fill Regulation comes to Europe

Short Fill Regulation comes to Europe

As have discussed before that there is a misconception that short fill vaping products are not regulated when they are in fact covered by the GPSR 2005, which to cut a long story short means TPD without the notification applies to shortfill products. However in Holland, Austria and now Greece, the world has gone all official with short fill regulation. These are now regulated as TPD products, which means you have to do a full TPD notification of the products and file them through the EU portal, you can put the larger bottles through, your not limited to 50ml but they want them notifying and where appropriate notification fees will be payable. This trend looks set to spread to other European States, at the moment there is no sign that the UK will ask the same. However we should watch this space and to help you make sure your shortfil products comply with GPSR 2005 here is a quick checklist:

  • Have you emissions tested them with nicotine (in use safety testing)
  • Have you checked your formulations for toxicology / safety
  • Have you check your products for banned substances (anything banned for TPD is banned for shortfil)
  • Have you produced SDS (MSDS) sheets for your products, remember SDS sheets are not just driven by nicotine, flavours have a large impact