Raw Leaf Tobacco Oversight in Ontario
Bill or Act:
Tobacco Tax Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Finance seeks comments on a draft regulation under the Tobacco Tax Act to support the Ministry of Finance's oversight of raw leaf tobacco in Ontario.
The draft regulation sets out the requirements for registration, reporting and compliance. An attached discussion paper is intended to help interested parties understand the draft regulation and to invite feedback.
On October 1, 2012 the Ministry of Finance assumed oversight of raw leaf tobacco in the province. A grace period has been provided until January 1, 2015, to share more information about the registration process.
Oversight of raw leaf tobacco will help effectively manage and monitor the movement of tobacco throughout the products' supply chain and will help ensure that raw leaf flows into the regulated tobacco market.
September 2, 2014
Comments Due Date:
October 31, 2014
Ministry of Finance
Program Policy and Analytics Branch
33 King Street West, 3rd floor
Oshawa, ON L1H 8H5