Slovenia is moving forward with its plan for plain packaging for all tobacco products.
Like many other countries that have passed plain packaging, lawsuits as well as implementation details might delay the new law’s finalization.
A draft memo sent to the European Union last year would require cigar manufacturers to have a tamper-proof security feature as well as a unique identifier that would allow authorities to determine where and when the product was manufactured, where it is intended for sale, the importer and other details.
It’s unclear whether these requirements are part of the new regulations. If so, the draft memo indicated cigarette manufacturers would need to comply by May 20, 2019 while cigar manufacturers would not need to have these features until May 20, 2024.