The vapor business has welcomed Egypt’s choice to permit the import and commercialization of e-cigarette product.
“The lifting of the ban highlights the Egyptian authorities’ progressive approach to e-cigarettes and sets the stage for the creation of a regulated market rich with business opportunities, through serving the demand for easily accessible, quality products by legal age (adult) consumers across the country,” wrote RELX International, a number one participant within the phase, in a press release dated April 24.
With its latest choice, Egypt joins world and regional markets, equivalent to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have legalized and commercialized the consumption of e-cigarettes. As regulators around the globe change into extra accepting of e-cigarettes, the market is anticipated to proceed its regular progress within the coming years.
As of March 2022 world e-cigarette market revenues had been $22.95 billion, and the market is anticipated to increase yearly at a compound annual progress charge of 4.19 % till 2027, based on Statista.
“The decision by Egyptian authorities reflects its commitment to support legal businesses in the country while cracking down on the illicit trade of those products, in line with what we are seeing in an increasing number of markets around the globe,” mentioned Robert Naouss, REXL International’s exterior affairs director for the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe
“The business and investment environment in the country will significantly benefit from this decision, as will adult consumers who can now conveniently, and legally, purchase better alternatives to combustible cigarettes. We look forward to working with our partners to grow and protect their income via our portfolio of quality products”
By lifting the ban on e-cigarette merchandise, Egyptian authorities have opened the door to a plethora of enterprise and funding choices, based on RELX International. “Authorized e-cigarette products are traditionally retailed by small- and medium-sized businesses, so the move will bolster existing businesses that sell such products, and will attract entrepreneurs wishing to set up new retail points across the country. It will likewise draw investment into the country from e-cigarette brands who wish to set up shop in the country and address the market,” the corporate wrote in its assertion.
“Adult consumers stand to benefit from the move, as they now have legal access to e-cigarettes whether they wish to switch to a better alternative to traditional cigarettes. Several health authorities and regulators including the U.K.’s NHS and the Ministry of Health of New Zealand have positively clarified their position on vaping as a way for people to move away from smoking combustible cigarettes.
“In addition, the decision will contribute to the country’s economic recovery post-pandemic via the collection of tax revenues from legally imported products. Simultaneously, it will allow Egyptian authorities to clamp down on tax evasion issues associated with illegal market players. In a similar vein, the move and balanced regulation of the market offers authorities and e-cigarette vendors a path to stem the spread of inferior and dangerous black-market products that do not meet the standards and regulations outlined by Egyptian and international authorities. In doing so, adult consumers can rest assured the products they do find on sale are indeed a reliable alternative to traditional cigarettes.”