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TOBACCO PLAIN PACKAGING ACT 2011 - SECT 17

Simplified outline

                   The following is a simplified outline of this Chapter:

•       Part 2 of this Chapter specifies requirements for the retail packaging and appearance of tobacco products.

•       Offences and civil penalties in Chapter 3 apply in certain circumstances if retail packaging or tobacco products do not comply with the requirements.

•       Division 1 of Part 2 sets out requirements for:

               (a)     the physical features of retail packaging; and

              (b)     the colour and finish of retail packaging; and

               (c)     marks on retail packaging (including a prohibition on trade marks generally appearing on retail packaging); and

              (d)     wrappers; and

               (e)     retail packaging after retail sale.

•       Division 2 of Part 2 also prohibits trade marks from generally appearing on the tobacco products themselves.

•       Division 3 of Part 2 allows additional regulations to be made in relation to the retail packaging and appearance of tobacco products. That Division also sets out the relationship between this Act, the Trade Marks Act 1995 and the Designs Act 2003 .



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