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By Angie Griffith
Posted on 10/6/2017 3:26 PM
IMPORTANT: If by definition you are a 'manufacturer' under the new deeming regs and you have not already submitted your products list to the FDA - here's a reminder that this is DUE by SEPTEMBER 30th!!  You are REQUIRED to register all of your products that were on the market as of August 8, 2016. 

Also, If your business is retail ONLY and you are wondering what products have been registered, you can Search Tobacco Product Listings (through 09/15/2017)After September 30th, you may NOT sell products that are not registered!

Last Friday (Sept 15th), the FDA issued this revised final guidance regarding the requirements for tobacco product manufacturers to register with the FDA and submit a listing of their products, which must be updated annually. The updated guidance includes a compliance policy that aims to reduce the product labeling submissions by a manufacturer, and provides more transparency and predictability to this process. In particular, the guidance outlines how a registrant could provide information and labeling for a selected line of products as a single submission.

Here are some other important links that can help you with this process:

Not sure if your business is categorized as a 'Manufacturer' (vs. 'Retailer')? Click here to see how the FDA differentiates the twoDon't assume you are "just a retailer"! 
I recommend you double check. It's important!


Tobacco Registration and Product Listing (TRLM) Instructions >> scroll down this page for a "step by step guide" as well as video tutorials to assist you.



NEXT: "small-scale tobacco product manufacturers" of newly-regulated finished tobacco products, have until May 8, 2018 to submit your ingredient listing. (All others on the market on August 8, 2016 must submit ingredient listing by November 8, 2017.) 
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