Blog category: E-liquid Market

Flavoured e-liquids banned in the Netherlands!

In the last days of November, the Dutch authorities published an amendment that clearly stated – flavoured e-liquids will be banned in the Netherlands. Thus, it will become another country where such restrictions will come to life. Up to that point, the e-liquid flavourings ban was a thing to expect, as back in 2020, the authorities announced they were planning to ban flavoured e-cigarettes and vapes. The grapevine had it that it would come to life in 2023. Since 28 November, the exact date is known. The ban will come to life starting 1 October 2023. Details of the flavour ban The ban applies to vape juices, pre-filled pods, and disposables. Additionally, no matter if e-liquids are nicotine-containing or nicotine-free. Both are banned. […]

Fees, taxes, and more – an analysis of selected e-liquid regulations in Europe

E-liquid regulations are, undoubtedly, a broad topic. Not only it affects the availability of the products – as, i. e., some may be banned due to flavours – but also their entering the market. Before e-liquids appear on the shelves, entrepreneurs have to register them, and it may cost. How much? And what else is there to know about e-liquid regulations? Let’s find out! E-liquid fees in Europe Let’s check the first factor which is essential in introducing e-liquids to the European marketse-juice registration & notification fees. In some countries, to sell a product, one has to pay to register it first and later pay an annual amount of money to maintain it on the market. In others, e-liquids are not subjected to fees and registration is […]

TPD-registration process in Germany – what do you need to know?

Germany is, undoubtedly, one of the leading e-liquid markets in Europe. According to statistics from 2021, there are around 1,5 million vapers in Germany, which stand for 2,1% of its adult population. However, in order for one to vape, vaping products have to get on the market first. This requires e-liquid registration, and there are certain requirements for it.

Before we jump to describing the requirements essential for vaping products registration on the German market, let’s remind some information about the very essential e-liquid regulation. TPD – what is it?

Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is a regulation present in each member country of the European Union. It came into force on 20 May 2016.

TPD covers cigarettes, roll-your own tobacco products, pipe tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, smokeless tobacco products, […]

Nicotine pouches market in the Czech Republic – let’s check the report!

The nicotine industry is constantly developing. Nicotine-related products, such as e-cigarettes or nicotine pouches are gathering more and more enthusiasts. They gain recognition, especially among those who try to quit smoking.

Lately, we have provided you with a brief summary of the Portuguese vape market. Today, we will focus on the Czech Republic and nicotine pouches there. Before we skip forward, let’s just add that this product is gaining its ambassadors even among celebrities. As an example, we can mention Slash from Guns’n’Roses, who started to use it in 2009.

What is a nicotine pouch and how everything began?

The definition of a nicotine pouch

Let’s start with the answer to the question – what are nicotine pouches? “

A brief characteristic of the Portuguese vape market

In February, the estimated number of adult vapers in Portugal was 160 000. Not such a small count, given the country’s population, which is between 10-11 million people. In this article, we will briefly analyze the Portuguese vape market. According to the ECigIntelligence report, the market size in that country was worth 38 million euros in 2018 and grew to 40 million in the following year. Then, however, came the crisis. The first thing we may think of, considering 2019, especially its final months, is the Covid-19 outbreak. It impacted the Portuguese to a lesser extent, however. The major hit came from the west – the United States. In September 2019 there was a peak of a vaping crisis which […]

Vaping in Canada – survey report

Vaping is a legal alternative method of delivering nicotine to the organism. At the same time, it is less risky than smoking. Although vaping in Canada is not prohibited, individual Canadian provinces have their own restrictions and rules regarding the sale of vaping products. The restrictions on e-liquids and vaping equipment in different Canadian provinces mainly concern the nicotine content in e-liquids. Moreover, some provinces have also banned flavored e-liquids apart from such flavours like tobacco, menthol, and mint.

Vaping in Canada – vape chart

In January 2021 ECigIntelligence with the help of the Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) conducted research on a group of vapers. The respondents were asked about the brands’ awareness, favorite equipment, interest in given products, as […]

Denmark: flavoured e-liquids ban, TPD registration for nicotine pouches and shortfills

Denmark banns flavoured e-liquids by introducing a new law on e-liquids and nicotine pouches which brings a lot of changes to the vaping industry. The Danish Parliament approved the Danish Health Authority’s “Tobacco Action Plan” on 15 Dec. 2020, and the new restrictions have come into effect on 1 April 2021. In the article below, we will guide you through the most important changes and deadlines that may affect sales of vaping products in Denmark.

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Danish ban on flavoured e-liquids

Following the lead of some countries which has banned flavoured vapes before (e. g. Estonia, USA, Finland, and Hungary) the Danish government also prohibits the production and sale of flavoured e-liquids.

New legislation

E-cigarettes and vaping trends for 2021

E-cigarettes and vaping trends for the e-liquid market in 2021. The new year has already started and a lot is going to change. This is going to affect how we need to think about the e-liquid industry for 2021 and beyond. Last year, the retail part of the e-liquid industry – vape shops – faced (and still does) a lot of limitations due to social distancing and domestic laws introduced due to pandemics. But although turbulent, 2020 turned out to be quite kind for the vape industry in terms of sales. The popularity of alternative nicotine delivery methods has grown in the past year. Probably both producers and retailers of e-liquid and vaping products wonder what are the trends and predictions for 2021. Let’s have a closer look at […]

Non-nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes must be TPD notified in Germany. Register your nicotine-free liquids NOW!

Non-nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes must be TPD notified in Germany. Recently, German authorities have passed a new law on non-nicotine e-cigarette products. New regulation equals nicotine-free vaping products with standard e-liquids containing nicotine. This means a major change for both manufacturers and retailers of e-liquids. Check what you need to know to maintain your sales in Germany.

Non-nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes must be TPD compliant in Germany

The reason for these changes is the amendment to TobakerzG, passed on 23 October 2020 which equates nicotine-free e-liquids with those that contain nicotine. Annex 2 to TobakerzV, which regulates the composition of e-cigarettes and refill containers, from now on also applies to e-cigarette liquids without nicotine. Accordingly, there is a need for action by retailers to maintain […]

Opportunity knocks! Top vape trends of 2020

2019 is officially behind us and the vapers world is ready for the changes 2020 is going to bring to the industry. It’s up to you, as an e-liquid manufacturer, if you copy the actions of industry leaders or introduce the innovations your customers are waiting for. What you already know is the fact that the e-cigarette industry is constantly growing and hates boredom. Manufacturers wish to create new and more sophisticated solutions so that consumers receive an innovative product that stands out from other brands. The actions that you take, as an e-liquid manufacturer, should depend on your target group of vapers and their problems or needs. In this article, we are going to check, how you can take advantage of one of the most important consumer trends:
  • The pressure for eco-consumption
  • Purchasing experiences instead of […]


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