IBVTA publishes Assured Guidance
Through the provision of credible knowledge and guidance, the 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.
The IBVTA offers many forms of guidance and support, including regulatory compliance advice. Non compliance must not be allowed to become a competitive advantage over reputable businesses.
We are only too aware of the resource constraints which local authorities and Trading Standards offices are currently experiencing. Therefore, to assist in achieving better compliance across the sector, we are delighted to be able to develop an Assured Guidance.
In November of last year we entered into a Primary Authority partnership with Kent Trading Standards, and this Assured Guidance has been developed with, and peer reviewed by, that Primary Authority.
The Assured Guidance includes advice on compliance with all aspects of regulation such as packaging and labelling, advertising, and requirements for tanks.
We hope this comprehensive guidance will be useful not only for our members, but also trading standards enforcement officers across the country, in understanding the requirements of the regulations on vape products.
Wendy May, Primary Authority Officer for the IBVTA said ”Collaboration is very important for success. It has been hugely satisfying to work with the IBVTA as part of our Primary Authority Partnership to assist in creating Assured Advice Guidance on Vaping for their members.”