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Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009 [2010]

Schedule 2 Amendment of the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Information Standards) (Tobacco) Regulations 2004

 

1   After subregulation 7(2)

Insert:

         (3)   A retail package (other than a larger package that complies with regulation 7A):

                (a)    manufactured in Australia, or imported into Australia, on or after 1 July 2010; or

               (b)    sold in Australia on or after 1 January 2011;

                must be labelled in accordance with Part 4 and Part 5.

2  After Part 4

Insert:

Part 5     Labelling and packaging — additional requirements

53            Application

                This Part applies in relation to all retail packages (other than a larger package that complies with regulation 7A) and all individual packages in which cigarettes are sold at retail that are manufactured in Australia, or imported into Australia, on or after 1 July 2010, or sold in Australia on or after 1 January 2011.

54            Definition

                In this Part:

insert means any material that contains any communication that is included inside an individual package in which cigarettes are sold at retail or retail packaging purchased at retail by consumers and includes leaflets and brochures.

matt brown means the colour identified as PMS 154 on the Pantone Matching System, reproduced with a non-gloss finish.

onsert means any material that contains any communication that is affixed to an individual package in which cigarettes are sold at retail or to retail packaging purchased at retail by consumers and includes leaflets and brochures.

remaining package area means any part of a retail package, including the interior of the package, that does not carry an explanatory message, information message or warning message or graphic required under Part 4.

55            Requirements for labelling of remaining package area

         (1)   Subject to subregulation (2), the remaining package area:

                (a)    must be matt brown, without illustration or decoration; and

               (b)    must not bear any decorative ridges, embossing, bulges, or other irregularities.

         (2)   The remaining package area may contain the information specified in subregulation (3), provided that information is:

                (a)    in black text; and

               (b)    in the type face known as Helvetica, in normal weight.

         (3)   The remaining package area must not contain any words, trademarks or logos other than the following information:

                (a)    on the bottom of the front of the package, in 12 point size — the brand name of the product;

               (b)    on one side of the package, in 12 point size — a number representing the number of cigarettes in the package, or a number and weight representing the amount of tobacco in the package, as the case may be;

                (c)    on the other side of the package, in 8 point size — the name, address and a contact phone number of the manufacturer or importer of the package, as the case may be.

56            Additional requirements for individual packages of cigarettes

                Each individual package in which cigarettes are sold at retail must:

                (a)    contain 25 cigarettes;

               (b)    be rectangular in shape and have the following dimensions:

                (c)    69-72 millimetres in width;

               (d)    87-90 millimetres in height;

                (e)    21-24 millimetres in depth;

                (f)    be made of matt and rigid cardboard;

                (g)    be a flip top pack;

               (h)    not be enclosed in any form of wrapper unless such wrapper is completely transparent or complies with subregulation 29(1); and

                (i)    not bear or contain perfuming or audio chips.

57            Additional requirements for retail packaging of tobacco

                Packages of tobacco must not:

                (a)    contain any inserts or bear any onserts;

               (b)    be covered or surrounded by any material, or have any material attached or affixed to them with the exception of a completely transparent wrapper.