Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union - Annex VI:List referred to in Article 20 of the Protocol: transitional measures, Bulgaria - 7.Social policy and employment


Published: 2005-04-25

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Protocol concerning the conditions and arrangements for admission of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union - Annex VI:List referred to in Article 20 of the Protocol: transitional measures, Bulgaria - 7.Social policy and employment

Official Journal L 157 , 21/06/2005 P. 0117 - 0117


7. SOCIAL POLICY AND EMPLOYMENT

32001 L 0037: Directive 2001/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2001 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products (OJ L 194, 18.7.2001, p. 26).

By way of derogation from Article 3 of Directive 2001/37/EC, the date of application of the maximum tar yield of cigarettes manufactured and marketed within the territory of Bulgaria, shall be 1 January 2011. During the transitional period:

- cigarettes manufactured in Bulgaria with a tar yield greater than 10 mg per cigarette shall not be marketed in other Member States;

- cigarettes manufactured in Bulgaria with a tar yield greater than 13 mg per cigarette shall not be exported to third countries; this limit shall be reduced to 12 mg from 1 January 2008 and to 11 mg from 1 January 2010;

- Bulgaria shall provide the Commission with regularly updated information on the timetable and measures taken to ensure compliance with the Directive.

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