About Us

The Professional Voice
of the independent vape industry .

About

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.

IBVTA Mission Statement 

IBVTA is the trade organisation for all responsible and ethical independent vape businesses in the UK. Through the provision of credible knowledge and guidance, IBVTA supports the independent vape trade and promotes constructive interaction between this industry sector and the scientific community, vapers, policy makers, and the general public. IBVTA 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.

Objectives

  • To provide a united voice for all independent, responsible, and ethical vape businesses in the UK,
  • To provide credible knowledge and guidance to support the independent vaping sector and promote constructive interaction between this industry sector and the scientific community, vapers, policy makers, and the general public,
  • To foster research and manufacturing excellence in order to deliver a proportionate regulatory landscape that adequately reflects the needs of vaping stakeholders and recognises vaping as a sector in its own right,
  • To provide members with up to date information and promote and share the most appropriate good practices,
  • To support harmonised and proportionate regulation,
  • To help members to deliver the best possible products and services,
  • To promote innovation and R&D allowing for continuous development in the independent vape sector,
  • To work to enable viable, fair, and competitive environment for the independent vape industry,
  • To provide members with access to a dedicated resource hub which will provide access to regulatory and compliance information as well as access to industry experts, regulatory experts, and scientific experts.
  • To be a research and statistical centre, to aggregate and publish statistics, and to provide analysis on the independent vape industry and other relevant market information.
  • To be a technical centre providing commentary, guidance and advice on all legal and other regulatory developments of relevance to vape product manufacturing,
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of non-competitive information, and
  • To promote the independent vape industry.

 

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