User Fees

House of Representatives Passes Sweeping Anti-Tobacco Bills, Cigars Exempt from Some Regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a major anti-tobacco bill, one that if enacted would change the fabric of the cigar industry. Earlier today,…

House Committee Exempts $12+ Cigars from FDA’s Substantial Equivalence, Most New Anti-Tobacco Regulations

And finally some good news. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of…

Understanding H.R. 2339: A Doomsday Scenario for the Cigar Industry That Probably Won’t Happen

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health passed H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019. The bill includes…

House Subcommittee Passes Bill Banning Online Sales of Tobacco Products, Flavored Tobacco, Increase Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

One of the strongest federal anti-tobacco bills proposed in recent memory passed its first hurdle earlier today. The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health…

House Bill Would Ban Online Cigar Sales, Flavored Tobacco Products & Increase Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

A new piece of proposed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would ban online sales of cigars, the sale of flavored cigars and increase…

Trump’s Budget Calls for E-Cigarette User Fees, Likely Hikes for Cigars

President Trump unveiled his FY2020 budget and in it is a proposal that would likely affect the user fees paid by cigar companies to help…

FDA Cigar User Fees Top 5 Cents for FY 2019

The federally-mandated user fees that cigar companies are required to pay to fund the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) tobacco regulation will be increasing…

FDA User Fees Increasing for FY2018

As expected, the amount of money per cigar manufacturers will have to pay the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will increase slightly beginning next…

FDA Begins to Collect User Fees

Much earlier than expected, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has begin to impose user fees from those importing cigars into the U.S. User fees…

FDA Releases 2017 User Fee Costs

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released its calculations for user fees for tobacco products for 2017 and the cigar industry will owe…