What happens after a TPD notification is submitted?
We recently walked you through the Tobacco Products Directive, also known as TPD, notification process, sharing how we take care of every required part of the notification to get your notification submitted so you can bring your products to the EU market knowing that they are compliant with the regulations for e-cigarettes and other ENDS products.
But the process isn’t over once your notification has been submitted – as a manufacturer, you still need to stay up to date with the TPD regulations to avoid breaching the regulations and having your products banned.
Once a product has been notified, manufacturers and importers are required to report to the member state on an annual basis.
The information required includes data on sales volumes for each brand name and product you sell, as well as information on its main users, particularly the preferences of young people and non-smokers, as the regulations do not want ENDS to be a gateway to nicotine addiction..
The report should also include information on the mode of sale of the products – the way in which the products are sold and how customers are purchasing them, as well as executive summaries of any market surveys carried out to discover the information for the report.
The annual report must be submitted by May 20th each year.
We offer completion and submission of the TPD annual reports as one of our services, including all information and preferred format of the European Commission.
Adverse events and reporting
Manufacturers and importers are required to establish and maintain a system for collecting information about all of the suspected adverse effects their products have on human health.
This is typically achieved through a complaint process which captures complaints related to adverse events.
Complaints, adverse health reports, and reports of product tampering should be monitored for trends or public risk from product use and, where appropriate, should be reported to the component authority. If necessary, you should consider product recall or corrective action under extreme circumstances.
We offer the following services to help you to track and report on adverse events:
- Customer dedicated phone number for customer complaints
- Adverse event
- Product recall procedures
- Postal address for complaints about importers outside of EU
- General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) advice and compliance
Submitting a TPD notification for new products
Your company is probably working on developing new products all the time. Don’t forget that every new tobacco product you produce will require a TPD notification before it goes on the market. Click here [https://www.inter-scientific.com/tobacco-products-directive-compliance/] to learn more about our TPD process and how we can help make the process simple and quick for you.
In conclusion, just because your TPD notification is complete, it doesn’t mean that your responsibility as an e-cigarette company is. Make sure that you set up the processes and facilities so you’re able to submit the correct reports to the European Commission and not risk your products being removed from sale.