Bahrain: The National Revenue Authority has confirmed that as of October 16, 2022, the final phase of the special label system (digital stamps) will be applied to cigarette products in accordance with the National Revenue Authority Executive Decision No. (3) for 2022, where all platforms must carry Cigarette jats available for sale, trade, supply or hold At local markets on digital stamps.
The device called on all importers and traders in local markets to handle in appropriate quantities and not to store large quantities of cigarettes that do not bear digital stamps to filter the inventory before the last phase on October 16, 2022, in preparation for commitment to a ban on sale or trade.
And possession or supply of cigarettes that are not digital stamped In local markets, any product in the supply chain will therefore be required to be consumed or transported out of the Kingdom of Bahrain if not digitalized starting from this date; avoiding legal action on non-compliant establishments either through the Satisfying administrative fines or referral to prosecution Public.
This phase comes within a specific time plan, which entered into its first phase for cigarette products as of March 11, 2022, where the system has been made available to registrants of cigarette importers and local manufacturers to apply for the purchase of digital stamps, which is the stage of the import ban.
Cigarette products to the Kingdom of Bahrain which do not carry stamps Digital valid and active as of last July 17.
It should be noted that the digital stamp system aims to track selective goods from the manufacturing stage to the point of consumption via a customized digital format in order to reduce the smuggling of goods and illegal trade and protect the consumer from unlicensed and poor-quality products. Both while ensuring effective collection of government revenue.