1. What are Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and article 20?
The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is a regulation used to regulate and supervise product manufacturing, sales, display (product design, packaging, etc.) and all tobacco and tobacco-related products (such as electronic cigarette products). At present, in most EU member states, e-cigarettes are regulated and managed as recreational consumer products. From 2016, e-cigarettes and related products will be regulated by Article 20 of TPD. The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is ostensibly designed for the smooth operation of tobacco products in the international market. In fact, many provisions of the TPD are designed to reduce the attractiveness of tobacco products and achieve a higher standard of protection for human health.
2. TPD testing service
According to Article 20 of the TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) Tobacco Directive promulgated by the European Union on April 3, 2014, referring to the French AFNOR standard and the International Tobacco Research Cooperation Center CORESTA standard, the laboratory is for electronic cigarette manufacturers, suppliers and consumers Provide e-cigarette smoke testing and e-liquid component testing services. The internal method of the laboratory has been verified by methods such as linearity evaluation, matrix recovery rate, and detection limit verification, and the detection equipment meets the requirements.
3. TPD notification service
3.1 Register an ECAS account, submit the Submitter ID application form, and obtain the Submitter ID, which will take about 3 weeks
3.2 Collect production process flow documents, atomizer adding e-liquid instructions, nicotine output stability test method, atomization test report, and use XML tool to generate relevant XML files
3.3 Submit the generated XML file through the EU E-TRUSTEX system
3.4 The member states receive the notice and send INVOICE to the applicant. The applicant pays according to the requirements of INVOCIE and waits for the review result
4. The laboratory provides testing of finished electronic cigarettes and key components
4.1 TRA Toxicity Analysis – EU and US
4.2 Electronic Cigarette MSDS Safety Data Sheet Service – According to EU 2001/58/EC, 1999/45/EC, 67/548/EEC
Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006; US 29 CFR 1910.1200 (g), ISO 11014-1 and other international standards to issue safety data sheets
4.3 E-cigarette battery test
1) UN 38.3, EN/IEC62133, SDS/MSDS, etc.
2) EU 2006/66/EC and US Public Law 104-142
4.4 Testing of electronic cigarette food contact materials
1) US FDA and GRAS (such as stainless steel and other materials)
2) EU Food Contact Directive (EC) No 1935/2004
3) German food contact material regulations LFGB
4) French food contact material regulation DGCCRF
4.5 Electronic cigarette finished product test
1) Export EU RoHS Directive
2) EU REACH regulations
3) CE, FCC and other certifications
4) Tests specified by retailers and brands