Sellers of e-cigars, tobacco products told to pay taxes

Bureau of Internal Revenue Regional Director for Manila Jethro Sabarriaga has vowed to go after delinquent business establishments that failed to pay their taxes properly, reminding them of their duty as responsible corporate citizens after a series of raids on establishments selling thousands of unregistered e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardJul 17th, 2021

BIR cracks down on non-tax paid heated tobacco, vapor products

The Bureau of Internal Revenue has captured about 3,500 pieces of heated tobacco and vapor products in Metro Manila malls, as it moves to go after owners and retailers of electronic cigarettes that failed to pay their right taxes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

‘Sin products’ slapped with higher excise taxes

Tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and alcoholic beverages collectively called “sin products” will be slapped with higher taxes effective today to help boost the government’s excise tax revenues to P258.9 billion by the end of the year, according to data from the Department of Finance......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

DOH poll: 4 in 10 Filipino adults drink alcohol, 15% smoke tobacco products

A mobile phone health survey conducted by the Department of Health showed that alcohol consumption of Filipinos remains high while 15.5% of adult Filipinos smoke tobacco products, showing continued exposure to factors linked to non-communicable diseases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

5 inspiring local sellers to discover at Shopee Pili Pinoy

It's Buwan ng Wika, and what better way to showcase some Pinoy pride than supporting local businesses? This August, Shopee Pili Pinoy puts the spotlight on proudly homegrown enterprises and their lovingly crafted products. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

DSWD public consultation on online discounts policy to start next week

"Through the public consultation, the Department aims to enhance the guidelines of the JAO to ensure that persons with disability and senior citizens will be able to avail their statutory privileges in accessing products and services from establishments, business owners, and individual sellers, including those not registered with the DTI and the Bureau of Internal Revenue," the DSWD said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

Manila to host 4th dialogue on safer nicotine products

Interest is building ahead of the 4th Asia Harm Reduction Forum—a virtual event that promises to be a dynamic gathering of global tobacco harm reduction advocates with significant developments to discuss......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

House passes on final reading bill regulating vapes, heated tobacco products

MANILA, Philippines – A bill regulating the manufacture, sale, and use of less harmful alternatives to cigarettes — such as vapes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) — cleared the House of Representatives on its third and final reading on Tuesday. The House passed House Bill No. 9007 – or the proposed “Non-Combustible Nicotine Delivery Systems […] The post House passes on final reading bill regulating vapes, heated tobacco products appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

House clears vaporized nicotine product bill on final reading

The House of Representatives on Monday approved with an overwhelming 192 affirmative votes, 34 negative and four abstentions on third and final reading a bill that seeks to regulate the manufacture, use, sale, packaging, distribution and communication of electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems, or electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products, in the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Retailers told: Price freeze for basic necessities

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sellers of basic necessities in Central Visayas are reminded of the prevailing price freeze while the entire country is placed under a state of calamity due to the African Swine Fever (ASF). In a recent bulletin, the regional office of the Department of Trade Industry (DTI-7) listed goods subject to price […] The post Retailers told: Price freeze for basic necessities appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

FDA admits getting over $150,000 from anti-tobacco NGO to regulate vapes

Top officials of the Food and Drug Administration, which is in charge of drafting the regulations on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, confirmed in a congressional investigation on Tuesday that they solicited and received money from a foreign anti-tobacco organization funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of American billionaire Michael Bloomberg......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

What latest vaping regulations mean to users, industry

While Republic Acts (RA) 11346 and 11467—RAs said to safeguard the health and wellness of Filipinos by regulating products such as alcohol and tobacco through an annual increase of excise tax—have been approved for quite some time now, the sudden release of its Implementing Rules and Regulations last January 14, pending approval, left many industry players surprised and eager to voice out their concerns and comments......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

Congress to probe FDA on e-cigarette and HTP regulation

A lawmaker vowed to pursue an investigation into the Food and Drug Administration’s alleged conflict of interest following what she described as “premature” issuance of regulations on vapor products and heated tobacco products without concluding meaningful public consultations and answering questions on its acceptance of foreign grants from lobby groups......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

Tobacco excise tax collections exceed target

The Bureau of Internal Revenue exceeded its excise tax collection target from tobacco in February after Japan Tobacco International Philippines more than doubled the amount of taxes paid during the review period......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

PNP told: Go after fake vaccine sellers, not teachers of displaced Lumads

Rather than target "perceived threats," the national police should go after fake vaccines which could jeopardize the inoculation program the national government hopes to roll out later this month, Sen. Nancy Binay said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Gov’t sets inspection of cold storage facilities

For COVID-19 vaccines The government will conduct an inspection starting next week of existing cold storage facilities as it prepares for another tripartite logistics suppliers agreement for an integrated shipment, storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said this as he assured that inputs from the private logistics providers will be considered in organizing an end-to-end service for the vaccines’ rollout. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / MANILA BULLETIN) “Next week we will inspect all available cold chain storage. We are coordinating with a consortium so that they will make sure that all vaccines from 2-8-degree celcius to negative 70 will be taken care of,” he said. This developed as the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP), told Manila Bulletin that the industry is still awaiting for the government to accept the industry’s offer to play a role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. CCAP is a multi-sectoral group of companies involved in the handling, storage, and distribution of chilled and frozen food, among other products.                Galvez assured that the logistics system for the vaccines will be in coordination with the vaccine suppliers, the cold storage provider and the government. Galvez explained the government has to establish an integrated logistics system for the vaccines to ensure there is no wastage of the new vaccines, which have different storage temperature requirement. “We have seen some reports that we have 30 percent wastage in some areas in Europe. With acute shortage of vaccines we cannot afford wastage,” he stressed. He further said that the cold storage facilities are part of their agreement with vaccine suppliers for an end-to-end service solution. The after sales service is part of this long commitment with the vaccine suppliers and as a requirement under the government’s universal health system. “We will make sure that the vaccine that will be coming here has an integrated coordination with vaccine maker, the local government units and the private sector so that includes after sales service,” he said. Meantime, the Go Negosyo which spearheaded the private sector donation drive “A Dose of Hope” said there are ongoing consultations to help Galvez in coming up with an integrated shipment, storage and distribution system for the vaccines. Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said the private sector donors would rather live the logistics aspect to the vaccine supplier Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals and the national government to ensure smooth implementation. Concepcion has secured 17 million doses from the private sector that are expected to inoculate 8 million Filipinos in June-July this year. Meantime, Royal Cargo Inc., one of the country’s leading logistics providers, has expanded its cold storage facility at its Paranaque head office so it can accommodate the different temperature requirements of the various COVID-19 vaccines. Earlier, CCAP President Anthony Dizon said the Philippine government is yet to formally tap the country’s cold chain industry for the handling and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.            According to Dizon, the industry, “individually and collectively”, has more than enough capacity to participate in the country’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.Right now, he said the cold chain industry’s total cumulative capacity stood at 500,000 pallet containers, while the initial 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will consume only less than 200 pallets.            “Our initial estimate is that even if we are called upon to play a role in the storage of the vaccine, it will constitute a small portion of our capacity,” Dizon said.“The industry is just waiting for the government to approach us,” he added.   In a previous report,. said the government is now in discussion with the private sector regarding the state-led distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.             “I’m thankful to the private sector for throwing their support to us, like what they did when we ramped up our testing capacity,” said Galvez.  On the part of CCAP, however, Dizon said no official dialogue has so far taken place between the organization and the government regarding this matter......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

PH plans to impose safeguard duties on Thailand& rsquo;s products

The Philippines is preparing to impose safeguard duties on certain products from Thailand to pressure the fellow Southeast Asian country to cooperate on the decade-long issue on cigarette taxes......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Gov& rsquo;t policy on public health not for sale & mdash; solon

Lawmakers reiterated the call for an investigation on the Food and Drug Administration’s questionable receipt of private funding from international private groups, The Union and Bloomberg Initiative, in exchange for the issuance of pre-defined policies on e-cigarettes or vapor products and heated tobacco products......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Regulation on heated tobacco, vapor urged

A bill that seeks to regulate importation, manufacture, sale, packaging, distribution, use and advertisement of vapor products and heated tobaccos was filed in Senate. This after Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto filed Senate Bill 1951 to reduce the harm caused by smoking, promote a healthy environment and protect citizens from any potential hazards from […] The post Regulation on heated tobacco, vapor urged appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Expert wants balanced health warnings on smoke-free products

Health warnings on smoke-free products such as e-cigarettes or vapes and heated tobacco products should be proportionate to their risk compared with those on combustible cigarettes......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

‘FDA guidelines on vapes must adhere with law’

Senate President Vicente Sotto III has asked the Food and Drug Administration to guarantee that the guidelines it will issue for vape and heated tobacco products are compliant with the law that allowed the sale of safer nicotine alternatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020