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FDA Proposes Rules on Tobacco User Fee Calculations
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U.S. based tobacco companies and tobacco importers should take notice of the FDA’s newly proposed rule concerning the calculation of user fees for domestic manufacturers and importers of tobacco products.  This rule will significantly affect them in the coming years.  Comments may be submitted until August 14, 2013.    

On May 31, FDA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule, “Requirements for the Submission of Data Needed to Calculate User Fees for Domestic Manufacturers and Importers of Tobacco Products.” The proposed rule would require domestic manufacturers and importers of tobacco products to submit data needed to calculate user fees for tobacco products. Currently, FDA obtains necessary market share information directly from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and uses this information to assess user fees that fund FDA’s regulation of tobacco products. The proposed rule would ensure that FDA continues to have the information needed to assess and collect tobacco product user fees when the USDA program sunsets at the end of Fiscal Year 2014. Submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by August 14, 2013. Click here to read the full proposed rule and submit your comments

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