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The Squeeze of Shortfills has Started…

…Holland, Austria, Greece, and now Latvia.

At ADACT Medical we have always held that shortfills are a regulated product, they should not be a way to dodge regulation, under the GPSR 2005, a catch all piece of legislation, it imposes TPD standards on shortfill products and that cant be disputed, but many did. See our earlier article on GPSR, but there are many companies that continue to pursue shortfill business as a way to avoid safety and testing standards, this kind of behaviour has started to bring the obvious response from the European Legislators, in Greece they require all shortfills to be tested and submitted through the TPD portal, you can still sell bit bottles, but only if they are notified. In Holland you have to register your shortfills in the same way as your 10ml and we believe that larger bottles are not going to be allowed. Austria are bringing in similar rules to Holland and we have just had notification from the Latvia authorities to the same effect.

So if shortfills are a big part of your business now is a good time to ask us to conduct an assessment and bring you into compliance.

Below is an extract of the notification from Latvia.

Dear Mr. Damien Bove,

Thank you for your email. The Health Inspectorate is the surveillance body for e-cig liquids in Latvia, therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the changes in the law “Tobacco products, herbal smoking products, the electronic devices and their liquid movements law”. It has been amended on 04.04.2019. Amendment is available in Latvian here: https://likumi.lv/ta/id/306295-grozijumi-tabakas-izstradajumu-augu-smekesanas-produktu-elektronisko-smekesanas-iericu-un-to-skidrumu-aprites-likuma.