Leading Russian Tobacco Consulting Firm: Guidelines Will Significantly Reduce Illicit Vape Production Globally


On July 20, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STAA) issued the Guidelines on Promoting the Construction of Product Quality Assurance System for Exported Electronic Cigarettes (hereinafter referred to as the Guidelines). The release of the Guide aims to promote the legalization and standardization of the development of the e-cigarette industry, effectively prevent the trade risks of exported e-cigarettes, and improve the quality and safety of exported e-cigarette brands.

In this regard, two supreme staff members of the Moscow News Center interviewed Evgeny Fedadov, CEO of Fedadov. Fedadov is a well-known Russian tobacco consulting company covering the content of corporate services, launching production, obtaining excise stamps and special trademarks, developing products, finding contractors and suppliers, and providing expert advice to users. More than 100 tobacco companies work with Fedadov, including BRUSKO, FUMO, and well-known companies such as INFLAVE.

With the new regulations issued by the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA), Fedadov said that it will strengthen the monitoring of the quality of exported e-cigarettes.

China has actively begun to regulate the product to ensure the safety of its citizens and export partners. This is expected to significantly reduce the global production of illicit e-cigarettes, as China has a virtual monopoly in this field.”

Fedadov explained the close relationship between the Russian and Chinese e-cigarette trade. He noted that Russia is the second largest destination for Chinese e-cigarette exports, and the new regulations will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the Russian e-cigarette market. From September 1, 2023, Russia will implement a mandatory licensing system for the import and manufacture of e-cigarettes.

So, in the future, China and Russia may realize two-way control of e-cigarette safety.