Compliance with government regulation to protect consumer's health.
In Vietnam, British American Tobacco highly supports and complies with the local regulations on the tobacco industry.It is our desire to share our experience and expertise to governments and regulators when it comes to helping develop policies around cigarettes and potentially reduced-risk products.
Being a responsible tobacco company, we believe that we can support policy makers make a right solution for issues related to our products by providing relevant information, ideas and practical procedures, for instance, teenagers under 18 accessing tobacco products, smuggling, information about tobacco products, products’ safety, passive smoking and a potential development of legitimate products – while maintaining a competitive market in which adults can make an informed decision about smoking.
In order to have an effective regulation on tobacco products, there should be the cooperation between the Governments and the tobacco industry. We want to contribute to the debate, offering information, ideas and practical steps to help regulators address the key issues facing the industry.. We master the design, production, distribution and trading procedures of tobacco products.
It is important for us to operate under effective regulations of the industry. A lack of such regulations will result in an increase of illicit trade, which affects our business, enhances the possibility of tobacco products approaching teenagers under 18.
The Vietnamese Government has its control towards tobacco products’ production, exclusive production, trading and import.
The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) provides countries that ratified it a global framework policy to handle tobacco-related issues. Vietnam ratified the FCTC in 2005. In order to support the Government incorporate the FCTC into Vietnamese laws, we consistently recommend our constructive opinions. We believe that with the responsible participation of the tobacco industry in policymaking, together with consideration of opinions and influences towards tobacco farmers, consumers and relevant industries could derive more benefits.
The tobacco industry in Vietnam is strictly regulated by large numbers of legal documents including but not limited to Law Tobacco Harm Control, Decree 67/2013/ND-CP as amended from time to time, Law on Commerce, Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP dated April 14, 2017 on labeling of goods.