Founded by some of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers, importers, distributors, and vendors, the Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) is a not-for-profit, non-political trade association. IBVTA will support members through the immediate challenges of TPD implementation, but crucially, IBVTA has been established to support the independent vape industry in the long run, representing all responsible and ethical independent vaping businesses in the UK, irrespective of the size of their companies and operations.
IBVTA is a collaborative organisation and is not owned by any one individual company or group of companies, IBVTA is owned collectively by all its members. Based in the heart of Westminster, IBVTA is supported by a dedicated secretariat and a science and regulatory committee made up of engineers, chemists, and pharmacists.
The mission of IBVTA is to provide credible knowledge and guidance to support the independent vape sector and promote constructive interaction between this industry sector and the scientific community, vapers, regulators, policy makers, and the general public. IBVTA fosters research and manufacturing excellence, in order to deliver a robust yet proportionate consumer regulatory landscape that adequately reflects the needs of vaping stakeholders and recognises vaping as a sector in its own right.
All IBVTA members are free from any ownership or control by the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries.
At the EU level, IBVTA is a founding member of the European Coalition for Independent Vape (ECIV).
ECIV is a coalition at the European Union and wider international level between. Through the provision of credible knowledge and guidance, ECIV supports the independent vape trade and promotes constructive interaction between this industry sector and the scientific community, vapers, policy makers, and the general public. ECIV fosters research and manufacturing excellence in order to deliver a proportionate consumer regulatory landscape that adequately reflects the needs of vaping stakeholders and recognises vaping as a sector in its own right.
For further information about ECIV please visit their website – www.eciv.eu.
We adhere to the highest possible ethical standards in the provision of all our services and are accredited or registered with the following bodies at the UK and EU levels: