Court rules e-cigarette cartridges not pharmaceutical

Issues

A Budapest court has ruled that electronic cigarette cartridges may not be classified as pharmaceuticals, but the state health secretariat believes the ruling does not set a precedent, daily Népszabadság reported on Friday.

The District II/III Court of Budapest ruled in favor of a small business that was fined by the National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV) in 2012 for selling e-cigarette cartridges without a license to deal in pharmaceuticals, which the cartridges are classified as under current Hungarian law.

The court ruled that the cartridges may be sold without a license from the National Pharmaceuticals Institute and ordered that the business be refunded the fine levied by NAV and that its confiscated cartridges be returned.

State Secretary for Healthcare Miklós Szócska was quoted as stating by Népszabadság that he believes the ruling applies only to the individual case vis-a-vis tax administration and does not set a precedent.

ADVERTISEMENT

Reforms to raise productivity would strengthen recovery - OE... Analysis

Reforms to raise productivity would strengthen recovery - OE...

Meeting called to address Pegasus spyware lacks quorum  Parliament

Meeting called to address Pegasus spyware lacks quorum 

Skanska commercial dev unit names new EVP of operations Hung... Appointments

Skanska commercial dev unit names new EVP of operations Hung...

Zsa Zsa Gabor's ashes buried in Budapest City

Zsa Zsa Gabor's ashes buried in Budapest

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.