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Whether you’re producing, packaging or importing Tobacco products, chances are you will need some sort of licence or registration with the Government of Canada or your provincial government. You will likely need to obtain and apply excise duty stamps on your product before it is sold. The licences available for tobacco and vaping are quite similar but do have some differences due to the different characteristics of the products. It can be difficult navigating the licensing landscape, and our law firm is here to help you with that.
Excise Duty Stamps
You will more than likely have to place an excise duty stamp on the packaging of your tobacco or nicotine product. If you are importing such products and they are packaged before they arrive in Canada, the excise duty must be placed on the package prior to the product arriving in Canada. Otherwise it could get seized and destroyed by the government! Obviously that’s an account you want to try to avoid. You can find more information on Excise Duty Stamps here.
Tobacco Manufacturer’s Licence
Thinking of manufacturing tobacco products? You will need what is called a Tobacco Licence from the federal Canadian government. You will also need to purchase excise stamps from the Canada Revenue Agency and attach them to your products before they enter the duty-paid market. This does not apply for manufacturing of tobacco products for personal use, subject to the requirements outlined by the government here.
Tobacco Dealer’s Licence
If you are engaging in the purchase of raw leaf tobacco for resale, selling, import or export, you must obtain what is called a Tobacco Dealer’s Licence from the federal Canadian government. Note that you are “not permitted to kiln dry, cut, stem or otherwise manufacturer or work raw leaf or to destroy raw leaf tobacco.” Requirements for the Tobacco Dealer’s Licence can be found here. Note that this is different than the licence that must Tobacco Retail Dealer’s Permit that must be obtained by tobacco product retailers in Ontario.
You deserve a dependable and reliable lawyer on your side. Harrison Jordan is a Toronto-based lawyer assisting business with their tobacco and vaping licensing needs. Call him at +1 647 371 0032 or email him today. He’ll get back to you as soon as he can.