At its meeting on 17 February 2016, the Ministerial Council adopted the draft law that will authorise the President to ratify the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.
This move corresponds to the countrys commitment towards the ratification of the Protocol expressed during the “Multi-country meeting on illicit trade”, held in Dakar, Senegal, from 18 to 20 November 2015. (Please see more information about the meeting at: http://aps.sn/actualites/societe/sante/article/vers-la-ratification-du-protocole-de-lutte-contre-le-commerce-illicite-du-tabac-ministere.)
The draft law now awaits to be passed to the National Assembly for their consideration.
More information: Dr Oumar Ba, tobacco control focal point, Ministry of Health and Social Action, Senegal (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).