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Version of document from 2006-03-22 to 2011-02-03:

Stamping and Marking of Tobacco Products Regulations

SOR/2003-288

EXCISE ACT, 2001

Registration 2003-08-13

Stamping and Marking of Tobacco Products Regulations

P.C. 2003-1202 2003-08-13

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Revenue, pursuant to paragraphs 304(1)(f) and (o) of the Excise Act, 2001Footnote a, hereby makes the annexed Stamping and Marking of Tobacco Products Regulations.

Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Excise Act, 2001. (Loi)

carton

carton means a paperboard box or wrapper containing 15 or fewer packages of cigarettes or 200 or fewer tobacco sticks. (cartouche)

case

case means a corrugated cardboard box in which packages or cartons of tobacco products are packed, primarily for the purpose of transport and protection against damage. (caisse)

manufacturer

manufacturer means a manufacturer of tobacco products. (fabricant)

smokeless tobacco

smokeless tobacco means chewing tobacco and snuff. (tabac sans fumée)

Prescribed Package

 For the purpose of paragraph (a) of the definition packaged in section 2 of the Act,

  • (a) raw leaf tobacco is packaged in a prescribed package when it is formed into a hand for sale or when a hand of raw leaf tobacco or broken portions of the leaf are packed for sale; and

  • (b) a tobacco product is packaged in a prescribed package when it is packaged in the smallest package — including any outer wrapping that is customarily displayed to the consumer — in which it is normally offered for sale to the general public.

Information on Packages

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the following information shall be provided in legible type on every package that contains tobacco products:

    • (a) the name and address of the manufacturer who packaged the tobacco products; or

    • (b) the manufacturer’s licence number.

  • (2) If a manufacturer packages tobacco products for another person, the name and address of the principal place of business of that other person may be provided on the package instead of the information referred to in subsection (1).

  • (3) The following information shall be provided on every case of tobacco products:

    • (a) if the case is packed with cartons, the number of cartons in the case and the number of packages in each carton; or

    • (b) if the case is packed with packages, the number of packages in the case and the weight of the tobacco product in each package.

  • (4) The words “not for sale in Canada” and “vente interdite au Canada” shall be printed in a conspicuous manner on every package of manufactured tobacco that is to be exported and is intended for delivery

    • (a) to a foreign duty free shop; or

    • (b) for use as foreign ships’ stores.

Stamps

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (5), every package of the following tobacco products shall be stamped, in a conspicuous place and in a manner that seals the package, with the stamp set out in the applicable schedule, in accordance with the specifications set out in that schedule:

    • (a) in the case of a package of cigarettes or tobacco sticks, a stamp set out in Schedule 1;

    • (b) in the case of a package of cigars, a stamp set out in Schedule 2; and

    • (c) in the case of a package of manufactured tobacco, other than cigarettes or tobacco sticks, a stamp set out in Schedule 3.

  • (2) Every carton of black stock cigarettes or black stock tobacco sticks shall be stamped on each end with the bilingual stamp set out in Schedule 4, or with the two separate unilingual stamps — one in English and one in French — referred to in that Schedule, in accordance with the specifications set out in that Schedule.

  • (3) Every case of black stock cigarettes or black stock tobacco sticks shall be stamped in a conspicuous place on any two facing sides with the stamp set out in Schedule 5, in accordance with the specifications set out in that Schedule.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (5), every package of raw leaf tobacco shall be stamped in a conspicuous place with the stamp set out in Schedule 6, in accordance with the specifications set out in that Schedule, and, if the raw leaf tobacco is further packaged in a manner other than by being formed into a hand, the stamp shall be affixed to the package in a manner that seals the package.

  • (5) The stamps referred to in subsections (1) and (4) may be modified to include any additional information required by or under the laws of a province in relation to such stamps or modified in accordance with any colour specification required for such stamps by those laws.

Prescribed Limit

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraphs 32(2)(j) and 35(2)(c) of the Act, the prescribed limit is five units of tobacco products.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a unit of tobacco products consists of

    • (a) 200 cigarettes;

    • (b) 50 cigars;

    • (c) 200 tobacco sticks; or

    • (d) 200 g of manufactured tobacco.

Tobacco Marking

 Subject to sections 8 and 9, the bilingual tobacco marking set out in Schedule 7 or the two separate unilingual tobacco markings — one in English and one in French — referred to in that Schedule shall, in a conspicuous manner and in accordance with the specifications set out in that Schedule, be printed on or affixed to the following containers and cases if they are intended for export or delivery to an accredited representative:

  • (a) every container that contains a tobacco product manufactured in Canada other than cigars, smokeless tobacco or raw leaf tobacco ; and

  • (b) every case that contains cigars, smokeless tobacco or raw leaf tobacco manufactured in Canada.

 The tobacco marking set out in Schedule 8 shall, in a conspicuous manner and in accordance with the specifications set out in that Schedule, be printed on or affixed to every case that contains

  • (a) cigars manufactured in Canada and intended for delivery to a duty free shop or for use as ships’ stores; or

  • (b) an imported tobacco product that is intended for delivery to an accredited representative, a duty free shop or a customs bonded warehouse.

Prescribed Brands of Tobacco Products

 The brands of tobacco products set out in Schedule 9 are prescribed brands for the purposes of subsection 38(3) of the Act.

Prescribed Brands of Cigarettes

 Cigarettes exported under a brand set out in Schedule 10 are prescribed cigarettes for the purposes of paragraph 38(4)(a) of the Act.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations are deemed to have taken effect on July 1, 2003.

SCHEDULE 1(Paragraph 4(1)(a))Stamps for Packages of Cigarettes and Tobacco Sticks

Series of nine rectangular outlines with the following text inside Canada, Duty Paid Droit Acquitté, Cigarettes, Cigarettes (inverted), Droit Acquitté (inverted), Canada, Duty Paid, Cigarettes, Canada Duty Paid Droit Acquitté

The following specifications apply:

Background Colour: Pantone Peach 713

Text Colour: Process Black 100%

Text Font: Helvetica, minimum 8 point

SCHEDULE 2(Paragraph 4(1)(b))Stamps for Packages of Cigars

Outline of a rectangle with the following text inside Cigars - Cigares Canada Duty Paid Droit Acquitté above another outline of a rectange with following text inside Canada Duty Paid Droit Acquitté

The following specifications apply:

Text Colour: Process Black 100%

Text Font: Helvetica, minimum 8 point

SCHEDULE 3(Paragraph 4(1)(c))Stamps for Packages of Manufactured Tobacco (Other than Cigarettes or Tobacco Sticks)

Series of four rectangular outlines with the following text inside Duty Paid Tobacco Droit Acquitté Canada (outlined) Duty Paid Tabac Droit Acquitté, Duty Paid Tabac Canada (outlined) Tobacco Droit Acquitté, Canada (outlined) Tabac Tobacco Droit Acquitté Duty Paid, Canada Duty Paid Droit Acquitté

The following specifications apply:

Text Colour: Process Black 100%

Text Font: Helvetica, minimum 8 point

SCHEDULE 4(Subsection 4(2))Stamps for Cartons of Black Stock Cigarettes and Black Stock Tobacco Sticks

Outline of a rectangle with the following text inside Duty Paid Canada Droit Acquitté
  • * Alternatively, two separate unilingual stamps, one English and one French, may be used.

The following specifications apply:

Background Colour: Pantone Peach 713

Text Colour: Process Black 100%

Text Font: Helvetica bold, minimum 7 point

Stamp Width: minimum 2.9 cm

Stamp Height: minimum 1.4 cm

Stamp Border: minimum 1.5 point

SCHEDULE 5(Subsection 4(3))Stamps for Cases of Black Stock Cigarettes and Black Stock Tobacco Sticks

Outline of a rectangle with the following text inside Duty Paid Canada Droit Acquitté

The following specifications apply:

Text Colour: Process Black 100%

Text Font: Helvetica bold, minimum 36 point

Stamp Width: minimum 19 cm

Stamp Height: minimum 7 cm

Stamp Border: minimum 1.5 point

SCHEDULE 6(Subsection 4(4))Stamps for Packages of Raw Leaf Tobacco

Series of six rectangular outlines with the first and last outline containing no text. The middle four outlines have the following text inside Canada Droit Acquitté, Tabac en Feuilles, Raw Leaf Tobacco, Canada Duty Paid.

The following specifications apply:

Text Colour: Process Black 100%

Text Font: Helvetica, minimum 8 point

  • If the raw leaf tobacco is not further packaged in a manner other than by being formed into a hand, the stamp shall be of sufficient length to be interlaced and wrapped around the hand of tobacco.

SCHEDULE 7(Section 6)Tobacco Marking for Cases or Containers of Tobacco Products Manufactured in Canada for Export or Delivery to an Accredited Representative

Outline of a rectangle with the following text inside Not for Sale Vente Interdite in/au Canada
  • * Alternatively, two separate unilingual markings, one English and one French, may be used for cartons.

The following specifications apply:

Background Colour: Light Blue for cartons

Text Colour: Process Black 100%

  • Helvetica, minimum 8 point for containers other than cases
  • Helvetica, minimum 36 point for cases

Size: 7 cm × 19 cm for cases

SCHEDULE 8(Section 7)Tobacco Marking for Cases of Tobacco Products for Delivery as Ships’ Stores or to an Accredited Representative, a Duty Free Shop or a Customs Bonded Warehouse

Outline of a rectangle with the following text inside Duty Not Paid Canada Droit Non Acquitté

The following specifications apply:

Text Colour: Process Black 100%

Text Font: Helvetica, minimum 36 point

Stamp Width: minimum 19 cm

Stamp Height: minimum 7 cm

Stamp Border: minimum 1.5 point

SCHEDULE 9(Section 8)Brands of Tobacco Products

ABC
American Choice Full Flavour 100’s
American Choice Full Flavour King Size
American Choice Light 100’s
American Choice Light King Size
American Choice Menthol 100’s
American Choice Menthol King Size
American Choice Menthol Light 100’s
American Choice Menthol Light King Size
American Choice Non Filter King Size
American Choice Ultra Light 100’s
American Choice Ultra Light King Size
Bacha
Baja Full Flavour 100’s
Baja Full Flavour KS
Baja Lights 100’s
Baja Lights KS
Baja Menthol 100’s
Baja Menthol KS
Baja Menthol Light KS
Baja Menthol Lights 100’s
Baja Non Filter KS
Baja Ultra Light 100’s
Baja Ultra Light KS
Bronza Gold
Bronza Silver
Camron Bay Full Flavour 100’s
Camron Bay Full Flavour King Size
Camron Bay Light 100’s
Camron Bay Light King Size
Camron Bay Menthol 100’s
Camron Bay Menthol King Size
Camron Bay Menthol Light 100’s
Camron Bay Menthol Light King Size
Camron Bay Non Filter King Size
Camron Bay Ultra Light 100’s
Camron Bay Ultra Light King Size
Canadian Gold
Canadian Natural Fine Cut Tobacco
Capitol
Capitol Full Flavour
Capitol Lights
Caribou
Carolina
Catalina Full Flavour 100’s
Catalina Full Flavour King Size
Catalina Light 100’s
Catalina Light King Size
Catalina Menthol 100’s
Catalina Ultra Light 100’s
Champion
Chief
CIGS Full Flavour 100’s
CIGS Full Flavour King Size
CIGS Light 100’s
CIGS Light King Size
CIGS Menthol 100’s
CIGS Menthol King Size
CIGS Menthol Light 100’s
CIGS Menthol Light King Size
CIGS Ultra Light 100’s
CIGS Ultra Light King Size
Cijara
Coastal
Cobalt
Deer
Desert
Donia
Doral
Export ‘A’ Custom Cut
Export ‘A’ Preferred
Export ‘A’ Preferred Cut
Export ‘A’ Select
Export ‘A’ Select Cut
Export ‘A’ Special Cut
Flame
Future
Galbi
General Jack’s Full Flavour 100’s
General Jack’s Full Flavour KS
General Jack’s Lights 100’s
General Jack’s Lights KS
General Jack’s Menthol 100’s
General Jack’s Menthol KS
General Jack’s Menthol Lights 100’s
General Jack’s Menthol Lights KS
General Jack’s Non Filter KS
General Jack’s Ultra Lights 100’s
General Jack’s Ultra Lights KS
Gold Coast
GPC
GPC Approved
GPC Full Flavour
GPC Lights
GPC Ultra Lights
Great
Imperial Special Blend
Kent
King
Lucky Strike
MacDonald Export ‘A’ Custom Cut
MacDonald Export ‘A’ Preferred
MacDonald Export ‘A’ Preferred Cut
MacDonald Export ‘A’ Select
MacDonald Export ‘A’ Select Cut
MacDonald Export ‘A’ Special Cut
Max X King Size
Max X Light King Size
MAXX King Size
MAXX Light King Size
MAXX Light Regular Size
MAXX Regular Size
Median
Médina
Mercer
Mild Seven
Mohawk Full Flavour 100’s
Mohawk Full Flavour King Size
Mohawk Light 100’s
Mohawk Light King Size
Mohawk Menthol 100’s
Mohawk Menthol King Size
Mohawk Menthol Light 100’s
Mohawk Menthol Light King Size
Mohawk Menthol Ultra Light 100’s
Mohawk Menthol Ultra Light King Size
Mohawk Ultra Light 100’s
Mohawk Ultra Light King Size
Monarch
Monte Carlo
Montreal Blend
Moose
MVP Full Flavour 100’s
MVP Full Flavour King Size
MVP Light 100’s
MVP Light King Size
MVP Menthol 100’s
MVP Menthol King Size
MVP Menthol Light 100’s
MVP Menthol Light King Size
MVP Non Filter King Size
MVP Ultra Light 100’s
MVP Ultra Light King Size
Native Sun Full Flavour 100’s
Native Sun Full Flavour King Size
Native Sun Light 100’s
Native Sun Light King Size
Native Sun Menthol 100’s
Native Sun Menthol King Size
Native Sun Menthol Light 100’s
Native Sun Menthol Light King Size
Native Sun Non Filter King Size
Native Sun Ultra Light 100’s
Native Sun Ultra Light King Size
Opal Full Flavour 120’s
Optiva Full Flavour 100’s
Optiva Full Flavour King Size
Optiva Lights 100’s
Optiva Lights King Size
Optiva Menthol 100’s
Optiva Menthol King Size
Optiva Menthol Lights 100’s
Optiva Menthol Lights King Size
Optiva Non Filter King Size
Optiva Ultra Lights 100’s
Optiva Ultra Lights King Size
Orchard
Orleans
Palm
Piano
Price Full Flavour 100’s
Price Full Flavour King Size
Price Light 100’s
Price Light King Size
Price Menthol 100’s
Price Menthol King Size
Price Menthol Light 100’s
Price Menthol Light King Size
Price Menthol Ultra Light 100’s
Price Menthol Ultra Light King Size
Price Ultra Light 100’s
Price Ultra Light King Size
Private Supreme King Size
Private Supreme Light King Size
Private Supreme Light Regular Size
Private Supreme Regular Size
Queen
Racing
Raïs Menthol
Raja
Real Supreme King Size
Real Supreme Light King Size
Real Supreme Light Regular Size
Real Supreme Regular Size
Regular
Remington
Revelation
Rocky
Savage
Scenic 101
Senator Full Flavour 100’s
Senator Full Flavour King Size
Senator Light 100’s
Senator Light King Size
Senator Menthol 100’s
Senator Menthol King Size
Senator Menthol Light 100’s
Senator Menthol Light King Size
Senator Non Filter King Size
Senator Ultra Light 100’s
Senator Ultra Light King Size
Seneca Full Flavour
Seneca Full Flavour 100’s
Seneca Lights
Seneca Lights 100’s
Seneca Menthol Full Flavour
Seneca Menthol Full Flavour 100’s
Seneca Menthol Lights
Seneca Menthol Lights 100’s
Seneca Ultra Lights
Seneca Ultra Lights 100’s
Square
State
Sunset
Tail
Tassili
Temple
Thunder
Tip
Trail
Tribe Full Flavour 100’s
Tribe Full Flavour King Size
Tribe Light 100’s
Tribe Light King Size
Tribe Menthol 100’s
Tribe Menthol King Size
Tribe Menthol Light 100’s
Tribe Menthol Light King Size
Tribe Menthol Ultra Light 100’s
Tribe Menthol Ultra Light King Size
Tribe Ultra Light 100’s
Tribe Ultra Light King Size
Trophy
Tuna
Vermont
Versace Deluxe Ultra Lights 100’s
Versace Deluxe Ultra Lights King Size
Versace Full Flavour 100’s
Versace Full Flavour King Size
Versace Lights 100’s
Versace Lights King Size
Versace Menthol 100’s
Versace Menthol King Size
Versace Menthol Lights 100’s
Versace Menthol Lights King Size
Versace Non Filter King Size
Versace Ultra Lights 100’s
Versace Ultra Lights King Size
Viceroy
Virginia
Walou
Watt
Wave
Westport Full Flavour 100’s
Westport Full Flavour King Size
Westport Lights 100’s
Westport Lights King Size
Westport Menthol 100’s
Westport Menthol King Size
Westport Menthol Lights 100’s
Westport Menthol Lights King Size
Westport Non Filter King Size
Westport Ultra Lights 100’s
Westport Ultra Lights King Size
Whisky
Wildcat
XYZ
Yankee Blend Fine Cut Tobacco
Zenith
Zodiac
  • SOR/2005-183, s. 1

SCHEDULE 10(Section 9)Brands of Cigarettes

ItemBrand
1Canadian Gold
2Zig Zag
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