C124 - Progress made in protection of public health policies

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Afghanistan regular technical committee meetings conducted for developing standard signs and 10 written messages, coordinate with MoF, MoC AI, MoIAC to increase the tax, restriction of tobacco use in public places, installing pectoral messages to tobacco packaging, ban on advertising of tobacco products, free hospital and government-non government institution from smoke regular technical committee meetings conducted for developing standard signs and 10 written messages, coordinate with MoF, MoC AI, MoIAC to increase the tax, restriction of tobacco use in public places, installing pectoral messages to tobacco packaging, ban on advertising of tobacco products, free hospital and government-non government institution from smoke 5 technical committee meeting, developing standard signs and 10 written messages, coordinate with MoF, MoC AI, MoIAC to increase the tax, restriction of tobacco use in public places, installing pectoral messages to tobacco packaging, ban on advertising of tobacco products, free hospital and government-non government institution from smoke WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Algeria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Andorra Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Angola Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda The Tobacco Control legislation was passed in 2018. Report not provided Antigua & Barbuda has drafted Tobacco Control Legislation which include regulations which would protect Public Health Policies from the Tobacco Industry. This process is currently ongoing WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Australia The Department of Health, with assistance from various other Australian Government agencies, has developed “Guidance for Public Officials on Interacting with the Tobacco Industry” (the Guide). The Guidance outlines the obligations placed on public agencies and officials (including elected representatives) under Article 5.3. The guidance has been shared with all Australian Members of Parliament and Senators, as well as with those based at Australia’s High Commissions and Embassies https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/guidance-for-public-officials-on-interacting-with-the-tobacco-industry Various Australian Government agencies are currently developing a guidance document to increase understanding and knowledge of Australia’s obligations under Article 5.3. Australia is currently undertaking the development and promulgation of a Guidance Note to provide Australian Commonwealth agencies and Statutory Authorities with guidance on our obligations under Article 5.3 of WHO FCTC. WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria In general, the Federal Ministry of Health is not having any direct contact as such to representatives of the tobacco industry when it comes to the drafting of law targeting the tobacco industry’s interests. Nevertheless, based on constitutional law, representatives of the industry themselves (as any other citizen too) have the right to submit their positions to draft law related to their business by means of the official evaluation procedure. The attempts of the tobacco industry to undermine the existing legal provisions prohibiting advertisement and sponsoring were rejected by the legislator and by various high court decisions. In general, the Federal Ministry of Health is not having any direct contact as such to representatives of the tobacco industry when it comes to the drafting of law targeting the tobacco industry’s interests. Nevertheless, based on constitutional law, representatives of the industry themselves (as any other citizen too) have the right to submit their positions to draft law related to their business by means of the official evaluation procedure. The attempts of the tobacco industry to undermine the existing legal provisions prohibiting advertisement and sponsoring were rejected by the legislator and by various high court decisions. In general, the Federal Ministry of Health is not having any direct contact to representatives of the tobacco industry when it comes to the drafting of law targeting the tobacco industry’s interests. Nevertheless, based on constitutional law, representatives of the industry themselves (as any other citizen too) have the right to submit their positions to draft law related to their business by means of the official evaluation procedure. The attempts of the tobacco industry to undermine the existing legal provisions prohibiting advertisement and sponsoring were rejected by the legislator. WHO European Region
Azerbaijan On 21 December, 2017 the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic "On Approval of excise rates of goods involved in Excise Tax on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan" was amended. This decision came into force after 30 days, on 23 January, 2018 (the tax rates for imported tobacco products were raised up to 2-3 time from previous rates). In addition, new amendments and additions were made to the Tax Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan by Law No. 1356-VQD dated November 30, 2018. By the new Law, excise tax on the import of liquid for electronic cigarettes is 20 manat per 1 liter. Appropriate change in «Tax Code» was came into force on February 10, 2019. From January 1, 2019, the excise tax on locally produced cigarettes was increased from 12 to 20 AZN per 1000 pieces. In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Medical Insurance dated 28.12.2018, the amount of compulsory health insurance was set at 0.05 manat for each excise stamp issued for tobacco products. This Law comes into force from January 1, 2020. From January 1, 2020, the excise tax will be increased from 20 to 31 manats per 1000 cigarillos (thin cigarettes), and on cigarettes made from tobacco and its substitutes from 20 to 31 manats per 1000 pieces. This was reflected in the Law "On Amendments to the Tax Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan" signed by the Presidentual decree on December 25, 2019. The prices of imported tobacco products have increased approximately 15-30-75% since last reporting. On October 04, 2018, by the Decree № 290 of the President of Azerbaijan Republic the new paragraph was added to the "Statute of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic" - "8.10-3. To implement state policy and state control in the field of protection from harmful effects of tobacco use". Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) no update since last report THE NATIONAL ANTISMOKING COMMITTE WAS FORMULATED TO INCLUDE SEVERAL GOVERNMENTAL AND NON GOVERNMENTAL SECTORS,HOWEVER, REQUEST OF ACCESS TO THE COMMITTE BY TOBACCO INDUSTRY WAS DENIED IN SEVERAL OCCASIONS, THE REASON WAS CONFLICT OF INTREST AND TO PRTOECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES AND STRATIGIES. Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh No progress has made. Only draft guideline is prepared. We have made a draft guideline on Article 5.3 on Bangladesh perspective. It will be finalized very soon and will be disseminated to all concerned. Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados The Ministry of Health remains vigilant in this area The Ministry of Health remains vigilant in this area The Ministry of Health remains vigilant in this area WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus Рост цен и акцизов на табачные изделия – ежегодный, несколько раз в год. Данная информация отражается на сайтах информационных агентств. Проводятся информационные кампании, выступления специалистов системы здравоохранения и других заинтересованных органов государственного управления в СМИ, в том числе и по вопросам изменения цены на табачные изделия. Информация о вреде потребления табака для здоровья вместе с рекомендациями для желающих бросить курить размещается на сайтах организаций здравоохранения, органов государственного управления в стране ежегодно проводятся антитабачные акции, различные конкурсы среди молодежи по антитабачной тематике. Рост цен и акцизов на табачные изделия – ежегодный, несколько раз в год. Проводятся информационные кампании, выступления специалистов системы здравоохранения и других заинтересованных органов государственного управления в СМИ. Информация о вреде потребления табака для здоровья вместе с рекомендациями для желающих бросить курить размещается на сайтах организаций здравоохранения, органов государственного управления в стране ежегодно проводятся антитабачные акции, различные конкурсы среди молодежи по антитабачной тематике Рост цен и акцизов на табачные изделия – ежегодный, несколько раз в год. Проводятся информационные кампании, выступления специалистов системы здравоохранения и других заинтересованных органов государственного управления в СМИ. Информация о вреде потребления табака для здоровья вместе с рекомендациями для желающих бросить курить размещается на сайтах организаций здравоохранения, органов государственного управления в стране ежегодно проводятся антитабачные акции, различные конкурсы среди молодежи по антитабачной тематике WHO European Region
Belgium Aucun changement Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Belize Draft a National Tobacco Bill for the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control. This bill has been reviewed by the Ministry of Health and the Attorney Generals Ministry, however it has not been adopted nor legislated. Report not provided Drafted a National Tobacco Bill for the protection of public helath polices with respect to tobacco conntrol WHO Region of the Americas
Benin un petit progrès, les taxes sur le tabac ont été augmenté à 55 % dans le code général des Impôts 2019 Dans la loi des finances 2020, la taxe sur le tabac est levée à 100% Aucune usine de tabac ne sest installé au Bénin Aucun progrès au contraire lindustrie du tabac se déplace davantage vers notre pays et tient à installer une usine de fabrication et introduire de nouvelles semences de culture du tabac Answer not provided WHO African Region
Bhutan The Country has not experienced marketing or commercial of any tobacco products and other vested interests of the tobacco industry so far. The Country has not experienced marketing or commercial of any tobacco products and other vested interests of the tobacco industry so far. The Country has not experienced marketing or commercial of any tobacco products and other vested interests of the tobacco industry so far. WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of Srpska Relations between the Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska and the tobacco industry are in line with the Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Botswana Complete ban of tobacco advertising has been achieved but there are some challenges the country experiences from the tobacco industry and their stakeholders (retailers). They print promotional messages on merchandise such as jackets, T shirts and shirts. Such goods were seized and destroyed in 2011. Currently there are emerging use of other forms of tobacco use such as E-cigarette and TI provide Street Vendors with Trolleys displaying prices but we are fighting that. Complete ban of tobacco advertising has been achieved but there are some challenges the country experiences from the tobacco industry and their stakeholders (retailers). They print promotional messages on merchandise such as jackets, T shirts and shirts. Such goods were seized and destroyed in 2011. Currently there are emerging use of other forms of tobacco use such as E-cigarette and TI provide Street Vendors with Trolleys displaying prices but we are fighting that. Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil Answer not provided - Production of technical note "How much it costs to receive donations from the tobacco industry". The document points out that every $ 200,000 received in donations from tobacco company profits equals the death of 14 people. From this technical note a folder was produced. The materials were used in advocacy actions on political visits to the ministries offices of the Commission and other bodies, as well as political technical visits to parliamentarians. - Brazil hosted the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Workshop for the implementation of Article 5.3 WHO / FCTC, from 3 to 5 May 2017, which was attended by Colombia, Guatemala, the Philippines and Thailand. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam The Code of Conduct has been finalised and circulated to all civil servants in December 2019. The Code of Conduct is currently being finalised by Prime Ministers Office. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria Answer not provided In October 2015, Parliament agreed on first reading the Draft Law on Amendment and Supplement of the Law on tobacco and tobacco products, by which compliance of national legislation with European Community law (Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament) in the field of contents of tobacco products, the regulation of tobacco product disclosures, packaging and labelling of tobacco products, advertising and sale of tobacco and illicit trade in tobacco products, manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related tobacco products, is achieved. Decree № 237 of 17.10.2013 of the Council of Ministers for amendment to the Ordinance on the requirements for labeling, marking and appearance of tobacco products and setting standards for assessing the conformity of the content of harmful substances in cigarettes in accordance with Art 11 (b) of WHO FCTC. http://www.ciela.net/svobodna-zona-darjaven-vestnik/document/2135925321/issue/4885/ http://www.lex.bg/laws/ldoc/2135489069 WHO European Region
Burkina Faso - Les comités mis en place dans les ministères sur des dossiers tabac ne comportent pas de représentants de lindustrie - Le ministère de la santé a posé plaintes contre lindustrie pour non respect de la réglementation ( concernant les messages graphiques) Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Burundi Organisation de deux ateliers d’informations et d’échanges sur l’article 5.3 de la CCLAT « protection des politiques antitabac contre l’ingérence de l’industrie du tabac » auprès des cadres des différents ministères, des Parlementaires et institutions publiques et des Organisations de la Société Civile Report not provided Organisation de deux ateliers d’informations et d’échanges sur l’article 5.3 de la CCLAT « protection des politiques antitabac contre l’ingérence de l’industrie du tabac » auprès des cadres des différents ministères, des Parlementaires et institutions publiques et des Organisations de la Société Civile WHO African Region
Cabo Verde Ce rapport est le premier du Cap-Vert Le décret-loi n ° 46/2007 du 10 Décembre 2007, publié au Journal Oficial n °. 45 - Série I 10 Décembre, ADOPTE LE CODE DE LA PUBLICITÉ, que interdit toute forme de publicité, de promotion et de parrainage du tabac; Le décret-loi n ° 4/2010: 3 Juin BO n °. 21 - Série I 3 Juin 2010 - a approuvé le code des douanes et définit les crimes de contrebande et de limpôt. Ce rapport est le premier du Cap-Vert Le décret-loi n ° 46/2007 du 10 Décembre 2007, publié au Journal Oficial n °. 45 - Série I 10 Décembre, ADOPTE LE CODE DE LA PUBLICITÉ, que interdit toute forme de publicité, de promotion et de parrainage du tabac; Le décret-loi n ° 4/2010: 3 Juin BO n °. 21 - Série I 3 Juin 2010 - a approuvé le code des douanes et définit les crimes de contrebande et de limpôt. Ce rapport est le premier du Cap-Vert Le décret-loi n ° 46/2007 du 10 Décembre 2007, publié au Journal Oficial n °. 45 - Série I 10 Décembre, ADOPTE LE CODE DE LA PUBLICITÉ, que interdit toute forme de publicité, de promotion et de parrainage du tabac; Le décret-loi n ° 4/2010: 3 Juin BO n °. 21 - Série I 3 Juin 2010 - a approuvé le code des douanes et définit les crimes de contrebande et de limpôt. WHO African Region
Cambodia Provided training on FCTC article 5.3 for 490 Tobacco Inspection Officers and disseminate FCTC article 5.3 through dissemination workshop on Tobacco Control law at provincial levels including local authorities. The code of conduct to implement article 5.3 in health care staff of the Ministry of Health has been established. Disseminate article 5.3 to all members of National Tobacco Control Committee. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon 1- Le projet de loi nationale sur le contrôle du tabac élaboré et transmis depuis 2012 auprès des autorités compétentes pour adoption et promulgation, tient compte de larticle 5.3 de la CCLAT Quelques résistances encadrées quant à la mise en œuvre du texte sur le conditionnement imagé. Le projet de loi nationale sur le contrôle du tabac élaboré et transmis depuis 2012 auprès des autorités compétentes pour adoption et promulgation, tient compte de larticle 5.3 de la CCLAT Le projet de loi élaboré tient compte de cet aspect important WHO African Region
Canada Canada continues to review the provisions of Article 5.3 of the FCTC in a Canadian context and has taken steps to inform other federal government departments of the commitment. Canada continues to work with sub-national levels of government to ensure that they are aware of Article 5.3. Canadas civil society also engages in monitoring and putting forward policies and recommendations that are useful in both federal and sub-national tobacco control activities. Health Canada recognizes the importance of Article 5.3 and, as such, now requires participants in consultation processes to declare perceived or actual conflicts of interest in making their submissions. Canada continues to review the provisions of Article 5.3 of the FCTC in a Canadian context and has taken steps to inform other federal government departments of the commitment. Canada continues to work with sub-national levels of government to ensure that they are aware of Article 5.3. Canadas civil society also engages in monitoring and putting forward policies and recommendations that are useful in both federal and sub-national tobacco control activities. In Alberta, in 2017, staff in the Ministry of Health were directed that any and all interaction with the tobacco industry must comply with Article 5.3. Interaction with industry is limited only to those meetings that are absolutely necessary to regulate the industry. Health Canada recognizes the importance of Article 5.3 and, as such, now requires participants in consultation processes to declare perceived or actual conflicts of interest in making their submissions. Canada continues to review the provisions of Article 5.3 of the FCTC in a Canadian context and has taken steps to inform other federal government departments of the commitment. Canada continues to work with sub-national levels of government to ensure that they are aware of Article 5.3. Canadas civil society also engages in monitoring and putting forward policies and recommendations that are useful in both federal and sub national tobacco control activities. Health Canada recognizes the importance of Article 5.3 and in the last quarter of 2015 put in place measures to undertake a review of existing domestic actions, global approaches and opportunities to reinforce and build on current domestic measures. Details and outcomes of these activities will be captured in Canada’s subsequent FCTC reports. WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad en plus des émissions et conférences débats à la radio et à la télévision sur le langage mensogier de lindustrie du tabac , actuellement la sous commission a porté peinte contre lIDT à cause de la publicité faite dans les radios et points de vente.. en plus des émissions et conférences débats à la radio et à la télévision sur le langage mensogier de lindustrie du tabac , actuellement la sous commission a porté peinte contre lIDT à cause de la publicité faite dans les radios et points de vente.. Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile Actualmente se está trabajando coordinadamente de manera sistemática con instituciones tales como Ministerios del Interior, Justicia, Economía para mejorar las coordinaciones en pro de proteger la política pública en relación a control de tabaco. Actualmente se está trabajando coordinadamente de manera sistemática con instituciones tales como Ministerios del Interior, Justicia, Economía para mejorar las coordinaciones en pro de proteger la política pública en relación a control de tabaco. Se desarrollaron modificaciones a la Ley de Tabaco obligando a la industria a informar sobre sus donaciones a organismos del estado, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y otras. Se aumentan las sanciones cuando las infracciones a la ley son cometidas por representantes de la industria. Se ha avanzado en fortalecer la intersectorialidad a través de la Estrategia Nacional de Salud de la Década. Entre las acciones se ha enviado las directrices del Convenio Marco de Control de tabaco a los organismos interesados. En 2014 se realiza junto a Unión Internacional Contra la Tuberculosis y enfermedades respiratoria un taller para reforzar el articulo 5.3 en que se convoca a Servicio de Impuestos Internos, Aduana, Instituto nacional de propiedad intelectual Se está trabajando coordinadamente para mejorar las coordinaciones pero aun no existe un mecanismo formal de relación interministerial. WHO Region of the Americas
China Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia Dentro de las capacitaciones que se dan a las autoridades sanitarias del nivel subnacional, se ha incluido el tema de cómo reconocer la interferencia de la Industria tabacalera y cómo reaccionar ante ella y proteger las políticas públicas. Esto ha sido de gran provecho para los territorios, pues deja de ser un tema que solo se da en las entidades nacionales para entenderlo como un tema de todos los niveles. Answer not provided Vale mencionar que el Tribunal Administrativo de Cundinamarca, en Sentencia de 5 de septiembre de 2013, avaló las actuaciones del Ministerio de Salud en el retiro de las frases promocionales presentes en la cajetilla, dándole respaldo a las medidas en el CMCT y sentando un importante precedente en cuanto al cumplimiento de las obligaciones internacionales derivadas del mismo instrumento jurídico. Esta decisión fue ratificada por el Consejo de Estado. The Ministry of Health included as strategy in the "Plan Decenal de Salud Pública", the protection of the health policies from the interference of the tobacco industry. In accordance to this measure, we elaborate a policy brief with the best recommendations to implement this article. WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros On remarque un taux considérable dabandon du tabac depuis la diffusion des résultats de lenquête Step Wise On remarque un taux considérable dabandon du tabac depuis la diffusion des résultats de lenquête Step Wise Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo Le ministère en charge de la santé refuse loffre offerte par lindustrie du tabac représentée dans notre pays par lusine locale SIAT dans lélaboration des textes dapplication de la loi relative à la lutte antitabac. Report not provided Le ministère de la santé et de la population refuse loffre offerte par lindustrie du tabac représentée dans notre pays par lusine locale SIAT dans lélaboration des textes dapplication de la loi relative à la lutte antitabac et à la participation à une mission détude, de présentation et de démonstration du système de traçabilité dénommé CODENTIFY dans lusine Impérial Tobacco à Riom, dans le département du puy-de-Dôme. WHO African Region
Cook Islands Ministry of Health Cook Islands do not take, participate or support any agreement to tobacco importers. For transparency and accountability, tobacco industries/importers are required and has submitted their report to the Ministry of Health about the constituents, and addictives on all tobacco products imported into the country. Ministry of Health Cook Islands do not take, participate or support any agreement to tobacco importers. For transparency and accountability, tobacco industries/importers are required and has submitted their report to the Ministry of Health about the constituents, and addictives on all tobacco products imported into the country. Ministry of Health Cook Islands do not take, participate or support any agreement to tobacco importers. For transparency and accountability, tobacco industries/importers are required and has submitted their report to the Ministry of Health about the constituents, and addictives on all tobacco products imported into the country. WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica Mediante la directriz DM-JM-3274-2018 se dejó sin efecto la Directriz DM-RM-6540-2013 que permitía la exhibición de los productos de tabaco en los comercios. Como una estrategia de publicidad que incentivaba la venta de los productos de tabaco y sus derivados. A partir del establecimiento del Programa Control de tabaco se ha generado una serie de alianzas estratégicas que facilitan el quehacer cotidiano en la lucha contra la injerencia de la industria tabacalera y favorecen la implementación de la Ley 9028. A raíz de la solicitud presentada al congreso legislativo por 2 diputados con el fin de efectuar modificación al artículo 18 de la Ley inciso a), que dice “Se prohíbe vender cajetillas que contengan menos de 20 cigarrillos“, surge el grupo de difusión integrado por profesionales, ONG y sociedad civil, donde a través de una red social se alerta cuando se percibe la injerencia de la industria tabacalera en el accionar del país para mitigar el efecto de la Ley 9028 para coordinar acciones. Además, en agosto del 2017 se llevó a cabo un taller de tres días con dos profesionales internacionales ( The Union y Corporate Accountability International), financiada por el Ministerio de Salud, en donde participaron funcionarios de varias instituciones relacionadas con el control de tabaco y con abogados del Ministerio de Salud. El objetivo consistió en generar el compromiso de los funcionarios públicos en la búsqueda de una correcta aplicación del artículo 5.3 del CMCT que contrarreste la interferencia de la industria tabacalera en la política pública nacional. Como resultado, la propuesta de creación de códigos de conducta o declaración de intereses con la industria tabacalera a lo interno del Ministerio de Salud está pendiente de presentarse al próximo ministro o ministra de salud para el periodo 2018-2022. A partir del establecimiento del Programa Control de tabaco se ha generado una serie de alianzas estratégicas que facilitan el quehacer cotidiano en la lucha contra la injerencia de la industria tabacalera y favorecen la implementación de la Ley 9028A raíz de la solicitud presentada al congreso legislativo por 2 diputados con el fin de efectuar modificación al artículo 18 de la Ley inciso a ) que dice “ Se prohíbe vender cajetillas que contengan menos de 20 cigarrillos “surge el grupo de difusión integrado por profesionales , ONG y sociedad civil donde a través del whats app se alerta cuando se percibe la injerencia de la industria tabacalera en el accionar del país para mitigar el efecto de la Ley 9028 para coordinar acciones. WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Answer not provided Answer not provided organisation dateliers de formation et de sensibilisation des acteurs (parlementaires,, juristes des institutions et des ministères techniques,les ONG) de la lutte antitabac sur larticle 5.3 WHO African Region
Croatia Croatia has utilized the “Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC” when developing or implementing policies in this area. We used this guidelines in everyday work, when deciding how to deal with the tobacco industry, in a manner that is accountable and transparent. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Cyprus The new legislation was prepared without interference of the tobacco industry. The new legislation was prepared without interference of the tobacco industry. The new proposed legislation was prepared without interference of the tobacco industry. WHO European Region
Czech Republic For example, Article 5.3 FCTC was promoted by Ministry of Health during consultations of the preparation of the draft act on lobbying (in the legislation process – currently – in the Parliament/Chamber of Deputies – Document of the Chamber No. 565). Aim of the act will be to make lobbyists (including tobacco industry) report their activities and thereby limit the undesirable effects connected with them, such as corruption, conflict of interest and clientelism. Article 5.3 FCTC (and its guidelines) should be taken into account, as appropriate. There was no substantive progress in this regard. There was no substantive progress in this regard. WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Tobacco programme is focusing on strict implementation of national tobacco control law. Full IEC campaigns are conducted through mass media to raise awareness on tobacco control and tobacco law, and WHO guidance is shared on regular basis. World No Tobacco Days are observed every year and this year it will focus on protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use. Tobacco Control Law DPR Korea is being implemented which articulates tobacco can be sold only by the approved agencies and sale by the unapproved agencies or individuals if any is punished. Tobacco production, sale and import is highly regulated by the government. The Tobacco control law permits production, sale and import of tobacco only by the licensed institutions, enterprises and organizations in specified quantities only. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo Avec la promulgation de la loi antitabac, les industriels nous ont approchés pour nous faire des propositions dans lélaboration des mesures dapplication. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Denmark No legislative measures since submission of the last report. There has been no change since the last report. There has been no change since the last report. WHO European Region
Djibouti Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Dominica Report not provided Report not provided The Minister for health and junior minister were briefed on the articles of the convention. Public education to include civil society, FBO, NGOs and Non Health sectors are frequently educated on this article WHO Region of the Americas
Ecuador Con fecha 3 de julio de 2018, se puso en conocimiento público el acuerdo firmado entre el Servicio Nacional de Aduanas del Ecuador (SENAE) y la Industria del Tabaco, Alimentos y Bebidas S.A. (ITABSA), con el presunto propósito de “establecer intercambios de información, coordinación, capacitación y asistencia necesaria para el común desarrollo en el ámbito aduanero, tributario, de facilitación al comercio exterior y control aduanero”. El Ministerio de Salud Pública, en calidad de Autoridad Sanitaria Nacional, en ejercicio de sus atribuciones y en cumplimiento a lo establecido en el CMCT, el Protocolo de la OMS para la Eliminación del Comercio Ilícito de Productos de Tabaco, la Ley Orgánica para la Regulación y Control del Tabaco (LORCT) y su Reglamento; expreso su gran preocupación generada por la suscripción de dicho instrumento de cooperación, que evidenciaba una clara muestra de interferencia de la industria del tabaco, y mobilizó todos los recursos a fin de terminar inmediatamente el acuerdo de cooperación firmado entre SENAE e ITABSA, considerando que el mismo violaba la normativa nacional e internacional vigente respecto al relacionamiento y colaboración con la industria del tabaco. Con el apoyo de organizaciones de la sociedad civil e instituciones involucradas, el acuero fue finalizado de manera uniteral por parte del Estado Ecuatoriano. Adicionalmente, el Comité de Lucha Antitabáquica CILA ha implementado un documento para la declaración de no tener conflictos de interés con la industria tabacalera en todos sus delegados de instituciones nacionales, sociedad civil y academia. En el año 2015, una funcionaria delegada del Ministerio de Salud Pública asistió a una capacitación sobre las directrices para la aplicación del artículo 5.3 del CMCT, la cual convocó a representantes de otros países de la Región de las Américas, tales como: Colombia, Costa Rica, Panamá, entre otros. A partir de esta capacitación, en el MSP se manifiesta la necesidad de contar con un instrumento jurídico para la protección de las políticas de salud pública, relativas al control de tabaco, contra los intereses comerciales y otros creados de la industria tabacalera. Actualmente, se está coordinando una jornada de actividades multisectoriales e interinstitucionales para desarrollar un instrumento legal de protección de las políticas de salud pública relativas al control de tabaco contra los interesas comerciales y otros intereses creados de la industria tabacalera. En el año 2015, una funcionaria delegada del Ministerio de Salud Pública asistió a una capacitación sobre las directrices para la aplicación del artículo 5.3 del CMCT, la cual convocó a representantes de otros países de la Región de las Américas, tales como: Colombia, Costa Rica, Panamá, entre otros. A partir de esta capacitación, en el MSP se manifiesta la necesidad de contar con un instrumento jurídico para la protección de las políticas de salud pública, relativas al control de tabaco, contra los intereses comerciales y otros creados de la industria tabacalera. WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt قامت شركه فيليب موريس بالتقدم لوزير الصحه بمشروع لرفع الوعي لدي شباب الجامعات عن مخاطر التدخين و تم التصدي لها بعد مقابله وزير الصحه و تقديم المستندات الازمه لوقف هذه المحاوله لخرق الماده ٥.٣ من الاتفاقيه الاطاريه لمكافحه التبغ و كذلك محاوله تشخير الطرق الصحراويه و تدعيم و تجديد بعض المدارس في القري المصريه قامت شركه فيليب موريس بالتقدم لوزير الصحه بمشروع لرفع الوعي لدي شباب الجامعات عن مخاطر التدخين و تم التصدي لها بعد مقابله وزير الصحه و تقديم المستندات الازمه لوقف هذه المحاوله لخرق الماده ٥.٣ من الاتفاقيه الاطاريه لمكافحه التبغ و كذلك محاوله تشخير الطرق الصحراويه و تدعيم و تجديد بعض المدارس في القري المصريه قامت شركه فيليب موريس بالتقدم لوزير الصحه بمشروع لرفع الوعي لدي شباب الجامعات عن مخاطر التدخين و تم التصدي لها بعد مقابله وزير الصحه و تقديم المستندات الازمه لوقف هذه المحاوله لخرق الماده ٥.٣ من الاتفاقيه الاطاريه لمكافحه التبغ و كذلك محاوله تشخير الطرق الصحراويه و تدعيم و تجديد بعض المدارس في القري المصريه WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea EL PLAN ESTRATEGICO NO ESTA VALIDADO EL PLAN ESTRATEGICO NO ESTA VALIDADO EL PLAN ESTRATEGICO NO ESTA VALIDADO WHO African Region
Estonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Eswatini Report not provided Report not provided No information available. WHO African Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union Since 1 December 2019, each Member of the College of Commissioners designates in his/her Cabinet an ‘ethics & transparency contact point’ to ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct for the Members of the Commission and with the rules governing meetings, publication of these meetings and access to documents. See section V of P(2019) 2: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/working-methods.pdf Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Fiji Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland Answer not provided There was a lively discussion about tobacco industry activities in media in 2017 when professor Heikki Hiilamo published a report about tobacco industry tactics worldwide (including Nordic countries and Finland). Answer not provided WHO European Region
France Pour la troisième année consécutive, en 2018, les fabricants, les importateurs et les distributeurs de produits du tabac ainsi que les entreprises, organisations professionnelles ou les associations les représentants ont déclaré auprès du ministère des solidarités et de la santé l’ensemble des dépenses liées à des activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts réalisés au titre de l’année 2018. - 27 entreprises ont déclaré n’avoir réalisé aucune dépense relative à des activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts. - 10 entreprises ont déclaré des dépenses de cette nature pour un montant total de 861 097,65 euros. Parmi ces 10 entreprises déclarantes : - 7 ont déclaré des dépenses de rémunération de personnels employés en totalité ou en partie pour exercer des activités d’influence et de représentation d’intérêts au titre de l’année 2018. Ces dépenses s’élèvent à 289 646,45 euros. - 6 ont déclaré des dépenses d’achats prestations auprès des sociétés de conseil en activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts au titre de l’année 2018 s’élevant à 571 451,20 euros. En 2017, 24 entreprises ont déclaré n’avoir réalisé aucune dépense relative à des activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêt. - 25 entreprises ont déclaré des dépenses de cette nature, pour un montant total de 255 737 euros. Parmi ces 25 déclarants : - 9 entreprises ont déclaré des dépenses de rémunérations de personnels, employés en totalité ou en partie pour exercer des activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts, pour un montant total de 203 307 euros ; - 21 entreprises ont déclaré des dépenses d’achat de prestation auprès de sociétés de conseil en activité d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts, pour un montant total de 1 046 529 euros ; - 1 entreprise a déclaré des avantages versés à 62 bénéficiaires, pour un montant total de 5 901 euros. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Gabon Depuis le dernier rapport, aucune action de sensibilisation na été réalisée. plusieurs activités dinformation et de sensibilisation auprès des jeunes, du public et des décideurs ont été réalisées en partenariat avec les OSC intervenant dans la lutte antitabac. Un atelier a été organisé pour le renforcement des capacités des agents chargés dappliquer les mesures Lindustrie a tenté en vain dinfluencer lélaboration des textes dapplication de la loi 006/2013 (grâce à la vigilance du PNLT et des partenaires de la Société civile). WHO African Region
Gambia The Tobacco Control Act 2016 has been in force since December 2018 which is in compliance with the WHOFCTC. The draft National Tobacco Control Bill have clauses that protect the public health of the population from the interest of the tobacco industry. The draft National Tobacco Control Bill have clauses that protect the public health of the population from the interest of the tobacco industry. WHO African Region
Georgia Tobacco control law of Georgia has a provision on protecting health policies with respect of tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. It entails provision of Governmental Normative Act on regulating civil servants and other state employees relation with the tobacco industry. The respective Normative Act is being developed and is under the process of approval by the Government of Georgia. Answer not provided The provision of WHO FCTC article 5.3 is included in the amendment draft of the National Tobacco Control Law, but the law is still not passed and enforced. NCDC is regularly conducting advocacy activities among different sectors to ensure the that tobacco control policies are in line with the requirements of the WHO FCTC article 5.3 WHO European Region
Germany Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Ghana All meetings with the Tobacco Industry has been open, has been on regulatory or taxation purposes. The Industry has not been allowed in any of meetings or activities of Tobacco control. All meetings with the Tobacco Industry has been open, has been on regulatory or taxation purposes. The Industry has not been allowed in any of meetings or activities of Tobacco control. All meetings with the Tobacco Industry has been open, has been on regulatory or taxation purposes. The Industry has not been allowed in any of meetings or activities of Tobacco control. WHO African Region
Greece Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Grenada N/A N/A Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala Se continúa trabajando en la transparencia en las interacciones con la industria tabacalera. Se tiene prevista la elaboración de regulaciones que incluyan las normas de interacción correspodientes. Se continúa trabajando en la transparencia en las interacciones con la industria tabacalera. Se tiene prevista la elaboración de regulaciones que incluyan las normas de interacción correspodientes. Se ha mejorarado la transparencia en las interacciones con la industria tabacalera WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Pas dinformation Pas dinformation Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guyana The National Tobacco Control Act has been passed in the National Assembly on 27th July 2017. The National Tobacco Control Act has been passed in the National Assembly on 27th July 2017. The tobacco legislation is currently completed and awaiting tabling at the next sitting of the National Assembly on 4th May 2016. WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras Honduras está obligada a dar cumplimiento a las disposiciones relativas a protección de las políticas de salud pública relativas al control del tabaco contra los intereses comerciales y otros intereses creados de la industria tabacalera y a la facilitación del acceso del público, conforme a lo prescrito en el artículo 12(c), a una amplia variedad de información sobre las actividades de la industria tabacalera que revista interés para el objetivo del Convenio, disponible como fuente de información pública, para lo cual el Instituto Hondureño para la Prevención del Alcoholismo, Drogadicción y Farmacodependencia (IHADFA) y otras organizaciones e instituciones del Estado y la Sociedad Civil están en constante observación del cumplimiento, control y seguimiento de las referidas disposiciones jurídicas, para lo cual Honduras ha dado avances significativos al respecto, Y adicionalmente en Honduras se cuenta con el Instituto de Acceso a la Información Pública donde se atienden denuncias a nivel nacional como un sistema de vigilancia del cumplimiento de estas estipulaciones legales y su estricto cumplimiento, adicionalmente al interior del IHADFA se cuenta con una oficina de transparencia donde se monitorea diariamente el ingreso de cualquier denuncia a nivel nacional y dar el seguimiento respectivo ante las organismos contralores del Estado, y de igual manera la Sociedad Civil como la Alianza Hondureña Antitabaco monitorea día a día el cumplimiento dichas disposiciones ya referidas. En la actualidad se está dando seguimiento a las estrategias establecidas en el Plan Nacional de Control del Tabaco para dar cumplimiento a lo establecido en Artículo 5.3 en referencia. Honduras está obligada a dar cumplimiento a las disposiciones relativas a protección de las políticas de salud pública relativas al control del tabaco contra los intereses comerciales y otros intereses creados de la industria tabacalera y a la facilitación del acceso del público, conforme a lo prescrito en el artículo 12(c), a una amplia variedad de información sobre las actividades de la industria tabacalera que revista interés para el objetivo del Convenio, disponible como fuente de información pública, para lo cual el Instituto Hondureño para la Prevención del Alcoholismo, Drogadicción y Farmacodependencia (IHADFA) y otras organizaciones e instituciones del Estado y la Sociedad Civil están en constante observación del cumplimiento, control y seguimiento de las referidas disposiciones jurídicas, para lo cual Honduras ha dado avances significativos al respecto, Y adicionalmente en Honduras se cuenta con el Instituto de Acceso a la Información Pública donde se atienden denuncias a nivel nacional como un sistema de vigilancia del cumplimiento de estas estipulaciones legales y su estricto cumplimiento, adicionalmente al interior del IHADFA se cuenta con una oficina de transparencia donde se monitorea diariamente el ingreso de cualquier denuncia a nivel nacional y dar el seguimiento respectivo ante las organismos contralores del Estado, y de igual manera la Sociedad Civil como la Alianza Hondureña Antitabaco monitorea día a día el cumplimiento dichas disposiciones ya referidas. Honduras está obligada a dar cumplimiento a las disposiciones relativas a protección de las políticas de salud pública relativas al control del tabaco contra los intereses comerciales y otros intereses creados de la industria tabacalera y a la facilitación del acceso del público, conforme a lo prescrito en el artículo 12(c), a una amplia variedad de información sobre las actividades de la industria tabacalera que revista interés para el objetivo del Convenio, disponible como fuente de información pública, para lo cual el Instituto Hondureño para la Prevención del Alcoholismo, Drogadicción y Farmacodependencia (IHADFA) y otras organizaciones e instituciones del Estado y la Sociedad Civil están en constante observación del cumplimiento, control y seguimiento de las referidas disposiciones jurídicas, para lo cual Honduras ha dado avances significativos al respecto, Y adicionalmente en Honduras se cuenta con el Instituto de Acceso a la Información Pública donde se atienden denuncias a nivel nacional como un sistema de vigilancia del cumplimiento de estas estipulaciones legales y su estricto cumplimiento, adicionalmente al interior del IHADFA se cuenta con una oficina de transparencia donde se monitorea diariamente el ingreso de cualquier denuncia a nivel nacional y dar el seguimiento respectivo ante las organismos contralores del Estado, y de igual manera la Sociedad Civil como la Alianza Hondureña Antitabaco monitorea día a día el cumplimiento dichas disposiciones ya referidas. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary The State Secretaritat for Health of the Ministry of Human Capacities is not related to the representatives of the tobacco industry. Hungary made use of all the options that the aforementioned 2014/40/EU directive provides: regulation of electronic cigarettes, the introduction of a single, neutral packaging system of tobacco products, the banning of menthol capsules, the use of combined health-warnings on all tobacco products, the regulation of additives in tobacco products. The State Secretaritat for Health of the Ministry of Human Capacities is not related to the representatives of the tobacco industry. In the beginning of the 21st century, smoking causes the most deaths related to behaviour. Hungary, realizing that the suppression of smoking is one of the most effective public health intervention fields, did and will do everything in its power to prevent smoking and lower the number of smokers. In order to achieve this, Hungary has taken actions against the commercial and other financial interests of the tobacco industry when creating legislations in force and laws that might brough into force in the future. Hungary will make use of the option that the aforementioned 2014/40/EU directive provides: regulation of electronic cigarettes, the introduction of a single, neutral packaging system of tobacco products, the banning of menthol capsules, the use of combined health-warnings on all tobacco products, the regulation of additives in tobacco products. The State Secretaritat for Health ofthe Ministry of Human Capacities is not related to the representatives of the tobacco industry. The website of the Tobacco Focal Point provides information on the practices of the tobacco industry. WHO European Region
Iceland Ministry of Health took a positive step forward in tobacco control by working on a official public policy in tobacco control. The policy has not been published yet. Ministry of Welfare has taken a positive step forward in tobacco control by working on a official public policy in tobacco control. The policy has not been published yet. Ministry of Welfare has taken a positive step forward in tobacco control by working on a official public policy in tobacco control. The policy has not been published yet. WHO European Region
India An Inter-Ministerial Committee has been constituted to look into the inter-ministerial issues related to tobacco control and FCTC. A follow-up meeting of the IMC was held in January 2018 to update the status on implementation of various tobacco control measures. An Inter-Ministerial Committee has been constituted to look into the inter-ministerial issues related to tobacco control and FCTC. A follow-up meeting of the IMC was held in January 2018 to update the status on implementation of various tobacco control measures. An Inter-Ministerial Task Force has been constituted to look into the inter-ministerial issues related to tobacco control and FCTC. in order to facilitate implementation of Article 5.3 of WHO-FCTC a draft Code of Conduct for Public Officials has been prepared and circulated to different Ministries for their comments. The comments and concerns have been received from different Ministries WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) We have drafted a Bylaw on Article 5.3 to propose to the Ministerial Cabinet for approval. It is under review of technical committee in deputy of legal affairs in MOH. -To enforce the national guidelines on comprehensive ban on TAPS, granting the Supreme court vote on Banning adding flavor substances in tobacco products In opposition to the complaint of the tobacco industry With regards to protecting public health from invested commercial benefits of tobacco industries, the MOH has been given the strong position against their involvement in making decision about implementation of plain packaging policy, but about the taxation, the indirect role of tobacco industries in opposing against raising taxation still exist. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq the supreme committee for tobacco control adopted some recommendations that related to warning of tobacco industries interference in the governmental agencies. Unfortunately, did not get formal approvals for adoption of code of conduct regarding this article. we were forcely prevent a comprehensive campaign of tobacco advertising conducted by sumer company (domestic factory for cigarette manufacturers) in 2016. Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland The Minister for Health has previously written to all Government Ministers and all Heads of Government Departments outlining our commitments under Article 5.3. The Guidelines developed in relation to Article 5.3 were also circulated. In addition Government officials are reminded on a regular basis of Ireland’s obligations under Article 5.3 when engaging in tobacco related matters. The Minister for Health has, over the years and as recently as November, 2017 written to all Government Ministers and all Heads of Government Departments outlining our commitments under Article 5.3. The Guidelines developed in relation to Article 5.3 were also circulated. In addition Government officials are reminded on a regular basis of Ireland’s obligations under Article 5.3 when engaging in tobacco related matters The Minister for Health had previously written to all Government Ministers and all Government Departments outlining our commitments under Article 5.3. The Guidelines developed in relation to Article 5.3 were also circulated. Government officials are reminded on a regular basis of Irelands obligations under Article 5.3 when engaging in tobacco related matters WHO European Region
Israel Several ministries in the government (Health, Finance, Commerce) adopted code of conduct in relation to the tobacco industry, that direct the government officials about limiting the interactions with the industry and the requirements and condition of meetings with them, such as transparency, representative of the legal department, report and protocol. Since 2018 In the Ministry of Healths yearly report theres a chapter dedicated to reports about any meetings of the Ministry of Health officials with tobacco and nicotine industry in case there were any. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy none Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Jamaica The Ministry of Health and Wellness has taken steps to ensure that Tobacco Industry does not influence public health policies. The Ministry continues to sensitize Government Officials in relation to tobacco industry interference through workshops and presentations regarding the activities of the industry. The Ministry intends to have ongoing sensitization sessions. We have gained much support for our sensitization activities from civil society, namely the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control. Article 5.3 has been addressed in the comprehensive tobacco control legislation which is being finalized. The Ministry of Health has taken steps to ensure that Tobacco Industry does not influence public health policies. We continue to sensitize Government Officials in relation to tobacco industry interference through workshops and presentations regarding the activities of the industry. We intend to have ongoing sensitization sessions. Article 5.3 will be addressed in the comprehensive tobacco control legislation - This is documented in the Draft Model Discussion Bill which was reviewed and discussed with stakeholders; and which will be used as the policy to inform the comprehensive legislation. The Ministry of Health has taken steps to ensure that Tobacco Industry does not participate in public health policies related to Tobacco Control. In 2015, a National workshop was held in collaboration with PAHO/WHO for Government Officials and an action plan was developed. Thereafter, there were several sensitization meetings and workshops held with staff of several government agencies. Government Officials were sensitized in relation to tobacco industry interference through workshops and presentations regarding the activities of the industry masked as corporate social responsibility. They were also sensitized in relation to Jamaicas obligations under Article 5.3 of the FCTC. Additional workshops of this nature are planned so as to sensitize the government sector on this Article in particular. Persons who have been in breach of Article 5.3 were informed and this information shared with public by Civil Society Groups. The Ministry of Health also successfully removed a Tobacco company official from the Board of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, where decisions on labeling of products are made. WHO Region of the Americas
Japan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan تم وضع الدلائل الارشادية للمادة 5.3 واعتمادها ويتم منع دعم النشاطات الرياضية ومنع البرامج الموجهة مع جميع الاطراف تم منع الرعاية والدعاية والترويج والاعلان عن منتجات التبغ والتعميم على جميع الوزارات والمؤسسات بعدم التعامل مع شركات التبغ او الدخول في شراكات معها MoH in collaboration with FCTC/WHO has tried to remove tobacco industry representatives from the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) committee responsible for the development of tobacco products and e-cigarettes regulations. MoH in collaboration with the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) and the WHO/FCTC issued the first Tobacco Industry Interference Index compiling some publicly available information. MoH in collaboration with the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) and the WHO/FCTC issued a first report mapping the illicit trade, tobacco products black markets, tobacco business owners and their potential link with the government or academia. تم وضع الدلائل الارشادية للمادة 5.3 واعتمادها ويتم منع دعم النشاطات الرياضية ومنع البرامج الموجهة مع جميع الاطراف تم وضع الدلائل الارشادية للمادة 5.3 واعتمادها ويتم منع دعم النشاطات الرياضية ومنع البرامج الموجهة مع جميع الاطراف WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan Answer not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya Development of regulations governing the interaction of public officers with tobacco industry and its affiliates, requiring nominees to the Tobacco Control Board to declare any conflict of interest prior to being inaugurated as members. Development of regulations governing the interaction of public officers with tobacco industry and its affiliates, requiring nominees to the Tobacco Control Board to declare any conflict of interest prior to being inaugurated as members. Development of regulations governing the interaction of public officers with tobacco industry and its affiliates, requiring nominees to the Tobacco Control Board to declare any conflict of interest prior to being inaugurated as members. WHO African Region
Kiribati The draft implementation on the regulation is being aligned with Tobacco Control Act.Training of enforcement officers will be carried out in April in 2016. The draft implementation on the regulation is being aligned with Tobacco Control Act.Training of enforcement officers will be carried out in April in 2016. The draft implementation on the regulation is being aligned with Tobacco Control Act.Training of enforcement officers will be carried out in April in 2016. WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait Answer not provided The amendment requested for the new 42/2014 Law to include prevention of the sponsorship of the tobacco indusrty to any activity The amendment requested for the new 42/2014 Law to include prevention of the sponsorship of the tobacco indusrty to any activity WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Report not provided За 2011-2014 годы ставки АН были увеличены 4 раза, что привело к 5 кратному увеличению дохода Государства в 2014 году, с 1 июля 2014 года единственный производитель сигарет ОАО "Реемстма Кыргызстан" был закрыт. По предварительным данным Национального статистического комитета КР в 2015 году импорт сигарет снизился от 7 265,2 млн. штук в 2014 году до 4 268 млн. штук сигарет (сигар). С 1 июня 2015 года был переход на специфическое налогообложение, при этом ставки АН на сигареты (и сигар) увеличены более чем в 2 раза по сравнению с 2014 годом WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic 1. Advocacy meetings conducted with key ministries in mentioned in C123. 2. Health sector code of conduct approved by Health Minister in 2018. Advocacy meetings conducted for policy makers and technical staff from related ministries Advocacy meetings conducted for policy makers and technical staff from related ministries WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia Answer not provided In 2016 the Procedure against lobbying was approved in the Ministry of Health. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Lebanon A focal point was created in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance, to serve as an information source and firewall between the state-owner tobacco monopoly and the Ministry of Public Health and other tobacco control advocates A focal point was created in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance, to serve as an information source and firewall between the state-owner tobacco monopoly and the Ministry of Public Health and other tobacco control advocates A focal point was created in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance, to serve as an information source and firewall between the state-owner tobacco monopoly and the Ministry of Public Health and other tobacco control advocates WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lesotho Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Liberia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Libya تعيش الدولة حالة من عدم الإستقرار السياسي و الأمني أثر سلباً على هذه الأنشطة تعيش الدولة حالة من عدم الإستقرار السياسي و الأمني أثر سلباً على هذه الأنشطة تعيش الدولة حالة من عدم الإستقرار السياسي و الأمني أثر سلباً على هذه الأنشطة WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania The amendment of the Law on Tobacco Control was adopted 08/12/2016 introducing: - among other principles of state tobacco control policy the principle protection of tobacco policy making and implementation from the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry; - ban for tobacco manufacturers and vendors to support any events, activities, individuals and mass media in any form and by any means; - ban for the promotion of purchase and / or use of tobacco products in any form and by any means. The amendment of the Law on Tobacco Control was adopted 08/12/2016 introducing: - among other principles of state tobacco control policy the principle protection of tobacco policy making and implementation from the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry; - ban for tobacco manufacturers and vendors to support any events, activities, individuals and mass media in any form and by any means; - ban for the promotion of purchase and / or use of tobacco products in any form and by any means. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Transposition de la directive européenne 2014/40/UE en droit national. Signature et ratification par le Luxembourg du protocol FCTC de lOMS. Transposition de la directive européenne 2014/40/UE en droit national. Signature et ratification par le Luxembourg du protocol FCTC de lOMS. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Madagascar une fiche pour la déclaration de non affiliation contre les Industries du tabac a été élaboré. Les membres du CCoLAT ou Comité Consultatif de la Lutte Antitabac ainsi que léquipe de lOFNALAT et le consultant auprès de lOMS ont signé chacun ces fiches Answer not provided les journalistes , les point focaux Ministériels et ONG sont informés sur sur l’interférence des Industries dans la Politique de lutte antitabac à Madagascar WHO African Region
Malaysia Malaysia in the process of developing and implementing 5.3 (Code of Conduct) among Ministry of Health’s staff. Malaysia in the process of developing and implementing 5.3 (Code of Conduct) among Ministry of Health’s staff. Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives No Updates since last report. No Updates since last report. No Updates since last report. WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malta nil nil Increase in tax measures. WHO European Region
Marshall Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania Adoption de la loi 2020-018 relative à la lutte contre le tabac en Mauritanie. Cette loi est assez conforme aux disposition de la Convention cadre de lOMS pour la lutte antitabac. Un Projet de loi antitabac conforme aux disposition de la CCLAT est au parlement depuis 2013, mais il nest pas encore été discuté ni programmé pour discussion,. Nous esperons quil le soit dans la session prochaine du mois de Mai 2017. Un Projet de loi antitabac conforme aux disposition de la CCLAT est au parlement depuis 2013, mais il nest pas encore été discuté ni programmé pour discussion,. Nous esperons quil le soit dans la session prochaine du mois de Mai 2016. WHO African Region
Mauritius The vested interest if TI is being closely monitored and their moves are being watched. TI has never been able to interfere with the policy decision of the Ministry though they have tried by all means for instance for have a say in the amendments being brought to the current legislations. All requests from TI to meet Management to discuss matters pertaining to our TC policies have been turned down and proposals to set up manufacturing plants on our territory have been turned down Tobacco industry has never been able to interfere in whatsoever way in the day to day running of the Tobacco Control Unit and with policy makers to market their vested interests towards decision makers. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mexico Actualmente se cuenta con una versión preliminar actualizada de un "Protocolo de actuación de los Servidores públicos en su contacto con la industria tabacalera" para Compatibilizar en los Estados Unidos Mexicanos la Instrumentación del Artículo 5.3 del Convenio Marco de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para el Control del Tabaco, misma que se encuentra en revisión para su visto bueno y autorización de publicación. Actualmente se cuenta con una versión preliminar de Lineamientos para Compatibilizar en los Estados Unidos Mexicanos la Instrumentación del Artículo 5.3 del Convenio Marco de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para el Control del Tabaco, misma que se encuentra en revisión de las áreas jurídicas pertenecientes a las dependencia del gobierno federal involucradas en el control del tabaco. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) Same as last submission Same as last submission Same as last submission WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia The State Policy on Tobacco Control shall be intimate part of the State Policy on Public Health and shall be guided by the principles set out below: • prevent the initiation of the minors and reduce the consumption of tobacco products by sustainable financing of tobacco control and health promoting activities through tax increases reaching to the level indicated in the Convention Framework on Tobacco Control; • protect the public health policies from negative influences of tobacco industry withing the legal framework; • support for participation of private and non-governmental organizations without any affiliation with tobacco industry in developing and implementation of policy and programs on tobacco control; • increase the accessibility of scientific and comprehensive information, education and communication activities on health hazards, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco consumption and passive smoking and affordability of treatment of nicotine addiction; • require the tobacco industry and those “legal entities” working to further its interests to operating and acting in the manner that is accountable and transparent; • it is not recommended to give rewards, tax discounts and other fringe benefits to the tobacco industry; • treat tobacco industry equally regardless of form of ownership in the implementation of Tobacco Control Law; • tobacco industry and those working to further its interests shall not be involved directly or indirectly in drafting, endorsing and implementing tobacco control legislation or policy; • all branches of government and the public shall be provided with information about strategies and tactics used by the tobacco industry including setting and implementation of the government‘s public health related policies and need to be protected from vested interests of the tobacco industry and its advertisement, promotion and sponsorship activities. The State Policy on Tobacco Control shall be intimate part of the State Policy on Public Health and shall be guided by the principles set out below: • prevent the initiation of the minors and reduce the consumption of tobacco products by sustainable financing of tobacco control and health promoting activities through tax increases reaching to the level indicated in the Convention Framework on Tobacco Control; • protect the public health policies from negative influences of tobacco industry withing the legal framework; • support for participation of private and non-governmental organizations without any affiliation with tobacco industry in developing and implementation of policy and programs on tobacco control; • increase the accessibility of scientific and comprehensive information, education and communication activities on health hazards, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco consumption and passive smoking and affordability of treatment of nicotine addiction; • require the tobacco industry and those “legal entities” working to further its interests to operating and acting in the manner that is accountable and transparent; • it is not recommended to give rewards, tax discounts and other fringe benefits to the tobacco industry; • treat tobacco industry equally regardless of form of ownership in the implementation of Tobacco Control Law; • tobacco industry and those working to further its interests shall not be involved directly or indirectly in drafting, endorsing and implementing tobacco control legislation or policy; • all branches of government and the public shall be provided with information about strategies and tactics used by the tobacco industry including setting and implementation of the government‘s public health related policies and need to be protected from vested interests of the tobacco industry and its advertisement, promotion and sponsorship activities. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro In Montenegro, a new Law on the Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products was adopted, which promotes the protection of public health policies against commercial measures by the tobacco industry. In Montenegro, there is no significant promotion of tobacco products by the tobacco industry, and we managed through a variety of activities to completely prevent any visibility of tobacco products. Montenegro does not have a developed tobacco industry, which facilitates these processes. In Montenegro, there is no significant promotion of tobacco products by the tobacco industry, and we managed through a variety of activities to completely prevent any visibility of tobacco products. Montenegro does not have a developed tobacco industry, which facilitates these processes. In Montenegro, there is no significant promotion of tobacco products by the tobacco industry, and we managed through a variety of activities to completely prevent any visibility of tobacco products. Montenegro does not have a developed tobacco industry, which facilitates these processes. WHO European Region
Myanmar In collaboration with Peoples Health Foundation, the awareness raising workshop on Article 5.3 was organized for the parliamentarians. A manual for civil servants was also drafted. In collaboration with Peoples Health Foundation, the awareness raising workshop on Article 5.3 was organized for the parliamentarians. A manual for civil servants was also drafted. Since the information regarding the tobacco industry activities is not much available yet in Myanmar, the above mentioned National workshop was held and made the awareness raising of the related Ministries and Non-governmental organizations on tobacco industry tactics. Moreover, the regular monitoring mechanism was established in July, 2013 regarding the TAPS. The State and Regional Health Departments have to report to the tobacco control cell monthly. The tobacco control cell has also collected the information and submitted to the Union Government’s office through Ministry of Health. The information is then distributed to all State and Regional Governments for self action taking and making public awareness. The National guidelines and regulations regarding Article 5.3 is still developing by the tobacco control cell. WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia The Act on Tobacco Control prohibits charity and free rewards related to tobacco (Article 19 of the law.) and the industry is not part of the Tobacco Control Committee (Article 5(g) of the law.) Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal Directives for controlling Tobacco Industry Interference is developed and is in stage of approval. Directives for controlling Tobacco Industry Interference is developed and is in approval pipeline. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands - The government set up a document that explains how it interprets article 5.3. - All governments (from municipalities to ministries) have been informed about article 5.3 and how the government interprets this article. - A website and protocol about article 5.3 have been developed (see link above) - The government set up a document that explains how it interprets article 5.3. - All governments (from municipalities to ministries) have been informed about article 5.3 and how the government interprets this article. - A website and protocol about article 5.3 have been developed (see link above) - The government set up a document that explains how it interprets article 5.3. - All governments (from municipalities to ministries) have been informed about article 5.3 and how the government interprets this article. - A website and protocol about article 5.3 have been developed (see link above) WHO European Region
New Zealand The Ministry continues to remind DHBs, Public Health Units and funded stop smoking services to: 1) decline any request from the tobacco industry and 2) advise the Ministry of Health of any approach by the tobacco industry and the response provided to them No changes since the last report. No changes since the last report. WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Nigeria National Tobacco Control Act came into force on 26th May, 2015; Regulations regarding the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 drafted; Organized workshop on WHO FCTC Article 5.3 for Law Enforcement Agencies,and the media in June 2017; Honorable Minister of Health announced during the 2017 WNTD immediate implementation of prohibition of interference of tobacco industry in public health and related issues in line with the law. National Tobacco Control Act came into force on 26th May, 2015; Regulations regarding the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 drafted; Organized workshop on WHO FCTC Article 5.3 for Law Enforcement Agencies,and the media in June 2017; Honorable Minister of Health announced during the 2017 WNTD immediate implementation of prohibition of interference of tobacco industry in public health and related issues in line with the law. Organized workshop on WHO FCTC Article 5.3 for Government officials, Civil Society Organizations and the media in July 2014; National Tobacco Control Act came into force on 26th May, 2015; Regulations regarding the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 drafted; National Tobacco Control Committee to be inaugurated 19th April 2016 WHO African Region
Niue The Tobacco control bill 2018 outlines measures relating to Article 5.3 that indicates a positive progress and direction for government policies protection from commercial and vested interests. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway Answer not provided Answer not provided A proposal for a new provision in the Tobacco Control Act implementing Article 5.3 has been on public consultation. WHO European Region
Oman تم ايجاد استمارة تعارض مصالح لاعضاء اللجنة الوطنية لمكافحة التبغ والتنبه على دوائر الوزارة بعدم شراء ادوية من وكلاء شركات التبغ وكذلك التنبيه على جميع الوحدات الحكومية المعنية بعدم قبول معونات وهبات من شركات التبغ. تم ايجاد استمارة تعارض مصالح لاعضاء اللجنة الوطنية لمكافحة التبغ والتنبه على دوائر الوزارة بعدم شراء ادوية من وكلاء شركات التبغ وكذلك التنبيه على جميع الوحدات الحكومية المعنية بعدم قبول معونات وهبات من شركات التبغ. تم ايجاد استمارة تعارض مصالح لاعضاء اللجنة الوطنية لمكافحة التبغ والتنبه على دوائر الوزارة بعدم شراء ادوية من وكلاء شركات التبغ وكذلك التنبيه على جميع الوحدات الحكومية المعنية بعدم قبول معونات وهبات من شركات التبغ. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan To protect tobacco control policies from vested interests of tobacco industry, SOPs and National Action Plan on Article 5.3 have been developed by TCC and approved by Ministry of NHSRC. This NAP is important guideline for interacting with tobacco industry in line with FCTC Article 5.3 guidelines. Technical assistance has been provided to Health, Finance and relevant ministries / departments at federal and provincial level to protect tobacco control policies from tobacco industry influence and get the tobacco control policies implemented. To protect tobacco control policies from vested interests of tobacco industry, SOPs for interacting with tobacco industry in line with FCTC Article 5.3 guidelines has been developed. Technical assistance has been provided to Health, Finance and relevant ministries / departments at federal and provincial level to protect tobacco control policies from tobacco industry influence and get the tobacco control policies implemented. To protect tobacco control policies from vested interests of tobacco industry, SOPs for interacting with tobacco industry in line with FCTC Article 5.3 guidelines has been developed. Technical assistance has been provided to Health, Finance and relevant ministries / departments at federal and provincial level to protect tobacco control policies from tobacco industry influence and get the tobacco control policies implemented. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau No progress has been made since last report. There has been significant activity to advance our efforts on this provision. The tobacco control working group (TCWG) of the Coordinating Mechanism completed the Pacific Tobacco Industry Interference Index that was subsequently submitted to WHO for a brief analysis and scoring. In addition, the report included recommendations for steps to implement the Article 5.3 Guidelines. The TCWG has also submitted comments/suggested edits to the national government’s Bureau of Public Service System (BPSS) for the revision of their rules and regulations to include elements of Article 5.3. The TCWG is also finalizing a code of behavior for members and organizations of the NCD Coordinating Mechanism (CM) per Executive Order 379 (duties of the CM). At least two presentations on Article 5.3 have been delivered to members of the CM. Plans are also underway to design a campaign to raise awareness of the harm caused by tobacco use and role of tobacco industry interference to mislead the public. There has been significant activity to advance our efforts on this provision. The tobacco control working group (TCWG) of the Coordinating Mechanism completed the Pacific Tobacco Industry Interference Index that was subsequently submitted to WHO for a brief analysis and scoring. In addition, the report included recommendations for steps to implement the Article 5.3 Guidelines. The TCWG has also submitted comments/suggested edits to the national government’s Bureau of Public Service System (BPSS) for the revision of their rules and regulations to include elements of Article 5.3. The TCWG is also finalizing a code of behavior for members and organizations of the NCD Coordinating Mechanism (CM) per Executive Order 379 (duties of the CM). At least two presentations on Article 5.3 have been delivered to members of the CM. Plans are also underway to design a campaign to raise awareness of the harm caused by tobacco use and role of tobacco industry interference to mislead the public. WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama Panamá ha trabajado en la aplicación del artículo 5.3 del CMCT, mediante le desarrollo de diversas estrategias a saber: 1. Divulgación al público 2. Congresos Nacional e Internacional y/o jornadas de capacitación para el fortalecimiento de las capacidades del equipo de salud. 3. Reuniones del Secretariado efectuadas en Panamá con participación de representantes de los países de las 6 regiones de la OMS. 4. Integración en foros para el debate del tema (Foros OPS, FCA, CLAS, Foro de Abogados de AMRO, Foro de Economistas de AMRO, Foro Nacional de Economistas y otros) 5. Reuniones de coordinación con otros entes del Ejecutivo, Poder Judicial, instituciones académicas, ONG´s 6. Reuniones con la IT en el Seno de la Comisión Nacional de Control de Tabaco para aclara dudas sobre el cumplimiento de medidas de carácter obligatorio que deben aplicar. 7. Inspecciones para la investigación de las denuncias 8. Aplicación de las sanciones tipificadas en la legislación nacional (se logro sancionar directamente a dos industrias tabacaleras por violación del cumplimiento de las normativa. Una de las IT presentó demanda ante la Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia, que falló a favor del MINSA. 9. Entrevistas en medios de comunicación 10. Modificación de la normativa legal de Control de Tabaco, SEAN y del Consejo Nacional para la Salud Sin Tabaco 11. Publicación de comentario editorial y artículos científicos sobre control de tabaco en revistas indexadas. 12. Gestión ante la Cancillería de la inclusión de la declaración de No Conflicto de Interés con la Industria Tabacalera a los representantes de país que asisten a reuniones de Tabaco. http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Publicaciones.htm 1. Divulgación al público 2. Capacitación Nacional e Internacional de abogados del MINSA 3. Congresos Nacionales e Internacionales y/o jornadas de capacitación para el fortalecimiento de las capacidades del equipo de salud. 4. Integración en foros para el debate del tema. 5. Reuniones de coordinación con otros entes del Ejecutivo, Asamblea, Poder Judicial, instituciones académicas, ONG¨s, Representante de Google en Panamá 6. Reuniones con la IT en el seno de la Comisión a fin de establecer la obligatoriedad del cumplimiento de las medidas. 7. Inspecciones para la investigación de las denuncias. 8. Aplicación de las sanciones tipificadas en la legislación nacional 9. Conferencias de Prensa 10. Entrevistas en los distintos medios de comunicación y redes sociales 11. Modificación de la normativa legal de la Comisión Nacional de Control de Tabaco, Sistemas Electrónicos o no de Nicotina y del Consejo Nacional para la Salud sin Tabaco 12. Publicación de boletines 13. Realización de estudios e investigaciones 14. Publicaciones de artículos en revistas indexadas. http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Publicaciones.htm 1. Divulgación al público 2. Capacitación Nacional e Internacional de abogados del MINSA 3. Congresos Nacionales e Internacionales y/o jornadas de capacitación al para el fortalecimiento de las capacidades del equipo de salud. 4. Integración en foros para el debate del tema. 5. Reuniones de coordinación con otros entes del Ejecutivo, Asamblea, Poder Judicial , Autoridad de Servicios Públicos y ONG¨s 6. Reuniones con la IT en el seno de la Comisión a fin de establecer la obligatoriedad del cumplimiento de las medidas 7. Inspecciones para la investigación de las denuncias. 8. Aplicación de las sanciones tipificadas en la legislación nacional 9. Conferencias de Prensa 10. Entrevistas en los distintos medios de comunicación y redes sociales 11. Modificación de la normativa legal del Consejo Nacional para la Salud sin Tabaco 12. Publicación de boletines 13. Realización de estudios e investigaciones 14. Capacitación a medios de comunicación WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea The revised Tobacco Control Policy 2015 have captured Policy Strategies on Article 5.3. However, the Act is not consistent as it did not cover the area of Article 5.3. It was taken out from the original draft. The revised Tobacco Control Policy 2015 have captured Policy Strategies on Article 5.3. However, the Act is not consistent as it did not cover the area of Article 5.3. It was taken out from the original draft. From observation there seem to be a lot interference with the Industries. That also cause delay in the Tobacco Control bill. The revised Policy has captured Article 5.3 and is yet to fully implemented. WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay En proceso de elaboración del código de conducta de los funcionarios públicos en relación a la industria tabacalera No hubo progresos en estos puntos en los últimos 2 años. Hasta la fecha no hemos tenido informes acerca de la injerencia de la IT en las actividades desarrolladas por el Ministerio de Salud. WHO Region of the Americas
Peru Se ha difundido y generado una corriente de opinión entre los diversos sectores respecto a la importancia de proteger las políticas de salud de la interferencia de la industria del tabaco. Esto además se evidenció cuando el ex Jefe del Gobierno Español solicitó reunión en enero del 2019 a la Ministra de Salud, reunión a la que no acudió pero a la que acudieron representantes de Philips Morris. Se logró que la ministra no participara en esta reunión, que fuera pública, grabada y asistieron a la reunión representantes de la sociedad civil. todo ello, en estricto cumplimiento de la directrices del CMCT contra los litigios de la industria tabacalera, en ellos se ha puntualizado aspectos relevantes del CMCTOficio 00759-2018-PP-MINSAe. El Ministerio de Justicia, junto con la COLAT , han realizado dos Foros con los Procuradores que defienden al Estado Este año 2020, se tiene programado elaborar la propuesta de Decreto Supremo "Procedimiento de protección de las políticas públicas de salud pública relativas al control del tabaco contra los intereses comerciales y otros intereses. Con fecha 25 de enero 2018 (Oficio 00759-2018-PP-MINSA, informe sobre el resultado del proceso a la definición de “Espacio Público” la Comisión Nacional Permanente de lucha Antitabaquica (COLAT) se reconoce a la Procuraduría Pública del MINSA por el logro obtenido en el proceso judicial interpuesto por la UNITED DISCO S.A.C., contra el Ministerio de Salud, la Municipalidad Distrital de Miraflores y el INDECOPI, sobre la nulidad de la Resolución Administrativa, cuya pretensión fue que se declare barrera burocrática la definición de “espacios públicos cerrados” prevista en el artículo 3° dela Ordenanza N°349-MM; en dicho proceso se obtuvo un pronunciamiento favorable. El Ministerio de Justicia, junto con la COLAT , han realizado dos Foros con los Procuradores que defienden al Estado contra los litigios de la industria tabacalera, en ellos se ha puntualizado aspectos relevantes del CMCT No existe WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines Capacity building activities have been conducted among government representatives to heighten the information dissemination on the CSC-DOH JMC 2010-01. This include Likewise, publication of information, education and communication (IEC) materials were done. This include the advertisement published in newspaper to cascade information on the JMC among the public. Moreover, a number of tobacco industry interference attempts have been prevented and reported incidents were addressed based on the JMC. The Philippines also attended the Advisory Committee Meeting of Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) and Annual Asia-Pacific Smoke-Free Meeting in November 27-29, 2019 where Article 5.3 issues and strategies were tackled by advocates. The CSC, the DOH, and non-governmental institutions involved in the tobacco control policies are at the forefront in conducting orientations on the JMC to government officials and employees, through the Accountability Seminar on Tobacco Industry Interference (ASTII). From 2016 to 2017, all local government units (LGUs) were capacitated relative to the implementation of Article 5.3; as well as forty eight (48) national government agencies. Further, Kkowledge products on countering tobacco industry interference (i.e. modules, IEC materials) were developed and were used by different agencies such as the Office of the President. There were also coordination meetings among members of NTCC Article 5.3 where strategic plans and programs were discussed. Complaints relative to possible violation of Article 5.3 from 2016-2017 were reported and filed before the Office of the Ombudsman for appropriate legal action. The CSC and the DOH are actively coordinating with agencies whenever the latter seek legal advice in addressing challenges relative to tobacco industry interference. The Philippines have also provided technical assistance on Article 5.3 during the South-South and Triangular Cooperation held in Brazil last May 2017. During the Asean Conference on Civil Service Matters, the Philippines presented the JMC 2010-01 and Article 5.3 among Asean member states. Also, CSC attended as member of delegates to the COP7 and presented the JMC 2010-01 as best practice in implementing Article 5.3 in the Philippines during the side meeting of the conference. To date, a total of 216 orientations on the JMC had been conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Health (DOH), Framework Convention Alliance Philippines (FCAP) and Health Justice (HJ) to various government officials, administrative officers, legal officers and other employees. Several orientations had also been given by the CSC and DOH Regional Offices to their respective constituents and other regional agencies. A total of 70 agencies both at the national, regional and local government level had adopted the JMC policy in their respective agencies. The Article 5.3 Sub-committee led by the CSC continues to hold regular meetings to act on reported violations of the JMC. The Sub-committee continues to monitor and hear reports on violations. The online reporting mechanism for complaints against violations of the JMC, which is coursed through the CSC Help Desk: Contact Center ng Bayan, remains to be available for reporting from the public. Moreover, the Philippines through the CSC was also designated as a Technical Assistance provider for Article 5.3 to other countries under the South-South and Triangular and Cooperation Meeting. WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland No changes from last report Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Portugal No progress to report. The members of the techical consultative body created by the tobacco law (Law 37/2007 of 14th August, amended and republished by Laws n.º 109/2015 of August26 and 63/2017 of August 3), in order to support its implementation, must declare no conflict of interests with the aim of smoking prevention and control. The General Directorate of Health published, in 2013, guidelines for the implementation of smoking prevention initiatives at community level. These initiatives should be protected from conflict of interests with tobacco industry. The members of the National Scientific Tobacco Prevention Board of the National Programme cannot have conflict of interest with tobacco industry. The members of the techical consultative body created by the tobacco law (Law 37/2007 of 14th August, amended and republished by Laws n.º 109/2015 of August26 and 63/2017 of August 3), in order to support its implementation, must declare no conflict of interests with the aim of smoking prevention and control. The General Directorate of Health published, in 2013, guidelines for the implementation of smoking prevention initiatives at community level. These initiatives should be protected from conflict of interests with tobacco industry. The members of the National Scientific Tobacco Prevention Board of the National Programme cannot have conflict of interest with tobacco industry. The members of the techical consultative body created by the tobacco law (Law nº. 109/2015 of 26 August), in order to support its implementation, must declare no conflict of interests with the aim of smoking prevention and control. The General Directorate of Health published, in 2013, guidelines for the implementation of smoking prevention initiatives at community level. These initiatives should be protected from conflict of interests with tobacco industry. The members of the National Scientific Tobacco Prevention Board of the National Programme cannot have conflict of interest with tobacco industry. WHO European Region
Qatar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Rwanda Tobacco control law was gazetted on 8th April 2013. Publication of two regulations: (1)Ministerial Order determining the content and design of the warning to be put on the package of tobacco and tobacco products published in the Official Gazette nᵒ 26 of 29/06/2015 (2) Ministerial Order determining the characteristics of smoking areas and the content which shall be included in the notice to be displayed in the smoking area published in the Official Gazette nᵒ 26 of 29/06/2015 Tobacco control law was gazetted on 8th April 2013. Publication of two regulations: (1)Ministerial Order determining the content and design of the warning to be put on the package of tobacco and tobacco products published in the Official Gazette nᵒ 26 of 29/06/2015 (2) Ministerial Order determining the characteristics of smoking areas and the content which shall be included in the notice to be displayed in the smoking area published in the Official Gazette nᵒ 26 of 29/06/2015 Report not provided WHO African Region
Saint Kitts and Nevis Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Lucia Enactment of Comprehensive tobacco legislation has been reclassified to high priority by The Ministry of Health and Wellness. Projects for legislative and policy formulation are in progress. Enactment of Comprehensive tobacco legislation has been reclassified to high priority by The Ministry of Health and Wellness. Projects for legislative and policy formulation are in progress. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Samoa There has been minimal progress in implementing Article 5.3 but there is plan to develop Code of Conduct for art 5.3 in the current work plan as a way forward of implementation. There has been minimal progress in implementing Article 5.3, and more assistance is required. There has been progress in implementing Article 5.3, although more assistance is required. WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia تعمل المملكة العربية السعودية على تبني سياسات مكافحة للتبغ وتعمل على حمايتها من تدخل دوائر التبغ. حيث قامت بتبني تشريع التغليف البسيط بالإضافة إلى وضع آلية لتنظيم بيع منتجات التبغ الإلكترونية حسب شروط معينة Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Les progrès accomplis dans lapplication de larticle 5.3 sont: -la sensibilisation par les médias ( émissions radio et télé), des campagnes de sensibilisation ont été organisées dans les universités et les établissements denseignement scolaires sur la nocivité des produits du tabac; - lutter contre l’ingérence de l’industrie par la surveillance de la conformité des produits de tabac avec la charte graphique des avertissements sanitaires avant leur mise sur la marché. - Refuser toutes formes de collaboration avec l’industrie du tabac. -Production de la première, deuxième et troisième vague de nouveaux paquets de cigarettes portant des avertissements sanitaires en 2017, 2018 et 2019. Les progrès accomplis dans lapplication de larticle 5.3 sont: -la sensibilisation par les médias ( émissions radio et télé), des campagnes de sensibilisation ont été organisées dans les universités et les établissements denseignement scolaires sur la nocivité des produits du tabac; - lutter contre l’ingérence de l’industrie par la surveillance de la conformité des produits de tabac avec la charte graphique des avertissements sanitaires savant leur mise sur la marché. - Refuser toutes formes de collaboration avec l’industrie du tabac. Sensibilser la population sur la nocivité des produits du tabac, lutter contre l’ingérence de l’industrie, refuser toutes formes de collaboration avec l’industrie du tabac. WHO African Region
Serbia No improvements have been made since 2016. No improvements have been made since 2016. No improvements have been made since 2014. WHO European Region
Seychelles The Board has not yet been working on the related regulation for Article 13 in Seychelles Tobacco Control Act, but this is to come The Board has not yet been working on the related regulation for Article 13 in Seychelles Tobacco Control Act, but this is to come The Board has not yet been working on the related regulation for Article 13 in Seychelles Tobacco Control Act, but this is to come WHO African Region
Sierra Leone Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Singapore Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Slovenia Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Solomon Islands Development of guidelines for interactions with the industry Discussions with Ministry of Public Service to factor in elements in Article 5.3 into the code of conduct Public Service training program to include FCTC and specifically Article 5.3 Draft amendment for Article 5.3 to be part of the Tobacco Control Act. The amendment document is at its final draft now and we will be putting it to Cabinet and later the Parliament hopefully before the end of the year. Development of guidelines for interactions with the industry Discussions with Ministry of Public Service to factor in elements in Article 5.3 into the code of conduct Public Service training program to include FCTC and specifically Article 5.3 Draft amendment for Article 5.3 to be part of the Tobacco Control Act. The amendment document is at its final draft now and we will be putting it to Cabinet and later the Parliament hopefully before the end of the year. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa Key government departments and stakeholders were engaged on their roles and obligations to the WHO FCTC. A Draft Code of Conduct in establishing relationships with the tobacco industry was developed for input and comments. The Article 5.3 structure was not sustained and will need to be revived. Key government departments and stakeholders were engaged on their roles and obligations to the WHO FCTC. A Draft Code of Conduct in establishing relationships with the tobacco industry was developed for input and comments. The Article 5.3 structure was not sustained and will need to be revived. Key government departments and stakeholders were engaged on their roles and obligations to the WHO FCTC. A Draft Code of Conduct in establishing relationships with the tobacco industry was developed for input and comments. The draft is to be finalised for approval in this year. WHO African Region
Spain Recientemente, se alcanzó acuerdo de la Comisión de Salud Pública del Sistema Nacional de Salud, junto con las autoridades sanitarias de las Comunidades Autónomas por el cual se recuerda las obligaciones derivadas del Convenio Marco y de su artículo 5.3 https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ciudadanos/proteccionSalud/tabaco/docs/Acuerdo_Productos_Tabaco.pdf Por otro lado, se han publicado las “Listas de productos de tabaco, Dispositivos susceptibles de liberación de nicotina e hierbas para fumar” en el apartado de tabaquismo de la página del Ministerio de Sanidad https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ciudadanos/proteccionSalud/tabaco/Lista_Productos_Tabaco.htm Answer not provided Estamos trabajando en las mejoras que adoptó la Directiva 2014/40/UE al haberse presentado un proyecto de Real Decreto de transposición de la misma y en línea con su contenido. El proyecto puede consultarse en el siguiente enlace: http://www.msssi.gob.es/normativa/docs/Rdtabaco.pdf WHO European Region
Sri Lanka * Website launched and available for public * The apps (android and iso) was developed and in the process of field testing * Website launched and available for public * The apps (android and iso) was developed and in the process of field testing Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan 1. تم تدريب الشخص المحوري لمكافحة التبغ علي المادة 5.3 من قبل منظمة الصحة العالمية 2. تم وضع سياسات لتنفيذ المادة 5.3 بالتعاون مع المستشار القانوني 3. تم لايوجد Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname In November 2017 a Sensitization workshop on Tobacco Industry Interference - Implementation and Enforcement of Article 5.3. A follow up workshop “Formulating prerequisites for the inter sectoral working group on tobacco control was held end of 2018. Within the current HiAP approach advocated by the Ministry of Health, building coalitions with strategic partners is recognized as a major tool and adds to the implementation and further enactment and enforcement of the Tobacco control law. In November 2017 a Sensitization workshop on Tobacco Industry Interference - Implementation and Enforcement of Article 5.3. The follow up of this workshop is planed for May 2018. See enclosed the report of this workshop. Suriname maintains and continues with the Inter-sectorial tobacco control board, that includes Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Justice and Police, and Ministry of Labor and is supported by PAHO/WHO and the UNDP. Within the current HiAP approach advocated by the Ministry of Health, building coalitions with strategic partners is recognized as a major tool and adds to the implementation and further enactment and enforcement of the Tobacco control law. WHO Region of the Americas
Sweden Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic لم تتم مشاركة مؤؤسة التبغ في سورية أثناء وضع سياسة مكافحة التبغ لم تتم مشاركة مؤؤسة التبغ في سورية أثناء وضع سياسة مكافحة التبغ Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand To protect tobacco control policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law. Regulation of Ministry of Public Health (code of conduct in interacting with the TI) was improved and is already signed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health which is provided material in accordance of Article 5.3 as part of WHO-FCTC. This regulation must be carried out by officials in Ministry of Public Health. to protect tobacco control policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law . Regulation of Ministry of Public Health was improved already and it is in the process of sign by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health. Provided material in accordance of Article 5.3 as part of the Tobacco Product Control Bill to protect tobacco control policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law . Regulation of Ministry of Public Health was improved already and it is in the process of sign by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health. Provided material in accordance of Article 5.3 as part of the Tobacco Product Control Bill WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Timor-Leste There is some progress made in implementation of protection of public health related to tobacco control such as development of national comprehensive tobacco decree law and coordination with relevant ministries for enforcement (Commerce Industry, Ministry of Finance, Secretariat State of Environmental and Secretariat State of Youth and Sport). There is some progress made in implementation of protection of public health related to tobacco control such as development of national comprehensive tobacco decree law and coordination with relevant ministries for enforcement (Commerce Industry, Ministry of Finance, Secretariat State of Environmental and Secretariat State of Youth and Sport). Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Tonga Remains the same as in the last Report. Remains the same as in the last Report 2016. Remains the same as in the last Report 2014. WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago To date, there has been no interference from the sole manufacturer/ any tobacco product importer as far as the Tobacco Control Unit, and by extension the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. There are no advertisements, promotions and sponsorship by the tobacco industry. To date, there has been no interference from the sole manufacturer/ any tobacco product importer as far as the Tobacco Control Unit, and by extension the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. There are no advertisements, promotions, and sponsorship by the tobacco industry. To date, there has been no interference from the sole manufacturer/ any tobacco product importer as far as the Tobacco Control Unit, and by extension the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. There are no advertisements, promotions, and sponsorship by the tobacco industry. WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Il nya pas eu dinfluence et dinterférence de lindustrie du tabac du moins de façon visible mais malheureusement, lors de lenquête GYTS de 2010, on a relevé que des élèves ont reçu des cigarettes avec du bonbon et chocolat gratuitement (cigarettes données par des inconnus devant lécole) Il nya pas eu dinfluence et dinterférence de lindustrie du tabac du moins de façon visible mais malheureusement, lors de lenquête GYTS de 2010, on a relevé que des élèves ont reçu des cigarettes avec du bonbon et chocolat gratuitement (cigarettes données par des inconnus devant lécole) Il nya pas eu dinfluence et dinterférence de lindustrie du tabac du moins de façon visible mais malheureusement, lors de lenquête GYTS de 2010, on a relevé que des élèves ont reçu des cigarettes avec du bonbon et chocolat gratuitement (cigarettes données par des inconnus devant lécole) WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey Answer not provided - Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority (TAPDK) collaborating with Ministry of Health and WHO has organized in 19-20 October 2016 a workshop on the implementation of FCTC Art 5.3. - Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority (TAPDK) collaborating with Ministry of Health and WHO has organized in 13-15 May 2014 in Bolu a workshop aiming to provide with the necessary knowledge and understanding for the implementation of related measures to protect any kind of interference to tobacco control policy process in line with FCTC Art 5.3 and its guidelines. - The second workshop on the implementation of FCTC Art 5.3 has been organized in 19-20 October 2016 by TAPDK collaborating with Ministry of Health and WHO WHO European Region
Turkmenistan Розничная цена на сигареты в 2018 году повысилась на 20 % по сравнению с 2017 годом. Также акцизный налог на табачные изделия повысился на 25 % по сравнению с 2017 годом. Розничная цена на сигареты за 2017 год повысилась на 25 % по сравнению с 2016 годом. Также акцизный налог на табачные изделия повысился на 25 % по сравнению с 2016 годом. Цены на табачные изделия повышены на 5-10 %, с апреля 2015 года введено ограничение ввоза сигарет для личного пользования в количестве 2 пачек на одного человека WHO European Region
Tuvalu Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Report not provided Draft regulations are under review for article 5.3. WHO African Region
Ukraine Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
United Arab Emirates Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ‘Towards a Smokefree Generation: A Tobacco Control Plan for England’ included a chapter titled ‘Regulation and enforcement’ where the Government recommitted to uphold its obligations under the WHO FCTC. Through this plan, the Government committed to transparency by continuing to publish information on all meetings with the tobacco industry to further transparency. The exception is for commercially or operationally sensitive information. Work to implement this is ongoing. In the Plan, the Government said it would limit direct contact with the tobacco industry to that necessary to discuss the implementation of regulatory provisions or operational matters, and that it would encourage tobacco companies to engage with the Government in writing rather than face to face, email or phone communications so as to maximise transparency. This policy continues. Scotlands action plan includes a commitment to audit Scottish compliance with Article 5.3 in 2020. The Welsh Government does not engage with the tobacco industry. In Jersey policy officers are aware of and act in accordance with the guiding principles. Initial high-level briefing has also been given to all Ministers, raising awareness of requirements. Currently considering approaches to ensure transparent communications with tobacco industry in regulation development around standardised packaging, soon to be implemented. Guernsey does not meet with tobacco manufacturers, accept any sponsorship or canvas their views Local authorities are encouraged to follow the Governments lead in this area. The Government has restated the importance of local authorities abiding to Article 5.3. Government Departments frequently recirculate guidance on Article 5.3. ‘Towards a Smokefree Generation: A Tobacco Control Plan for England’ included a chapter titled ‘Regulation and enforcement’ where the Government recommitted to uphold its obligations under the WHO FCTC. Through this plan, the Government committed to transparency by continuing to publish information on all meetings with the tobacco industry to further transparency. The exception is for commercially or operationally sensitive information. In the plan the Government said it would limit direct contact with the tobacco industry to that necessary to discuss the implementation of regulatory provisions or operational matters, and that it would encourage tobacco companies to engage with the government in writing rather than face to face, email or phone communications so as to maximise transparency. Local authorities are encouraged to follow the Governments lead in this area. "Healthy Lives Healthy People: A Tobacco Control Plan for England" included a chapter entitled “Protecting tobacco Control from vested interests”. Through this plan, the Government committed to delivering further transparency and publishing the details of all policy related meetings between the tobacco industry and Government Departments. This excludes meetings to discuss illicit trade and bilateral meetings between tobacco companies and HM Revenue and Customs. As per FCTC recommendations, face-to-face interactions with tobacco manufacturers are limited to practical matters. Notes from these meetings are published on the DH website. Public consultation documents concerning Tobacco Control ask all respondents to disclose whether they have any direct or indirect links to, or receive funding from, the tobacco industry. The tobacco industry is purposefully not involved in the development of tobacco control strategies. Local authorities are encouraged to follow the Governments lead in this area. In December 2013, The Department of Health held a two day workshop for other government departments on interaction with the tobacco industry. The purpose of the workshop was to raise awareness of the influence the tobacco industry can and has had on policy, to encourage Departments to limit interactions with the tobacco industry and ensure the transparency of those interactions that occur. Supplementary guidance has been developed to ensure compliance across the Trading Standards Institute (‘TSI’) and local authority trading standards departments (‘TSDs’) who have cause to engage with the tobacco industry regarding counterfeit and illicit tobacco. Over 100 local authorities have also voluntarily signed the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control which relates to Article 5.3 of the world’s first global public health treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The declaration states that: "In setting and implementing their public health policies with respect to tobacco control, parties shall act to protect these policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law." WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania Refused to participate in any meetings organised or have an element of Tobacco industry Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Uruguay Answer not provided Se está en proceso de consulta jurídica en cuanto al alcance de las declaraciones juradas y a la recomendación nro. 7 de las Directrices del CMCT sobre el art. 5.3. Se encuentra actualmente en proceso de análisis la elaboración de un manual de procedimientos en base a las recomendaciones de las Directrices del art. 5.3 del Convenio Marco. WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Vanuatu Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam Viet Nam has been able to exclude the TI representative from attending COP 7. Viet Nam has been able to exclude the TI representative from attending COP 7. Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen لا يوجد لا يوجد لا يوجد WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Not much progress has been made apart from the fact that the public and key government Ministries and departments have been provided information on the schemes and manipulations of the tobacco industry. Not much progress has been made apart from the fact that the public and key government Ministries and departments have been provided information on the schemes and manipulations of the tobacco industry. Not much progress has been made apart from the fact that the public and key government Ministries and departments have been provided information on the schemes and manipulations of the tobacco industry. WHO African Region
Zimbabwe No progress made No progress made Answer not provided WHO African Region
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