The World Electronic Cigarette Union Preparatory Committee is formally established now

In the afternoon of December 17, on the eve of the 2019 International Electronic Cigarette Summit, the representatives of the Electronic Cigarette Merchants Association from 7 countries including China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Malaysia, South Korea and Indonesia unanimously agreed that the World Electronic Cigarette Union Preparatory Committee was officially established.

Liu Yufeng, the full-time vice chairman of the China Electronic Cigarette Chamber of Commerce, said that the establishment of the preparatory committee will accelerate the co-construction of the International Electronic Cigarette Industry Cooperation Organization, promote the establishment of an international standard system for electronic cigarettes, promote trade facilitation, and international quality certification.

Participants raised their hands and voted for the alliance
Participants raised their hands and voted for the union

The preparatory meeting of the World E-cigarette Union is chaired by Lin Hanzhong, assistant secretary general of the China Electronic Cigarette Chamber of Commerce and vice-chairman of the E-cigarette Committee. In the future, the union or alliance will organize research and recommendations on national regulatory policies, research and exchange on industry technology trends, e-cigarette health and safety, clinical trial data sharing, Intellectual property protection, international trade circulation cooperation, international e-cigarette exhibition layout cooperation and other issues in the in-depth cooperation.

Group photo of representatives of the seven major sponsors
Group photo of representatives of the seven major sponsors

Representatives from the conference association agreed that strengthening public awareness and publicity protecting minors from e-cigarettes is a common task for everyone. It is necessary to form an alliance to promote the global development of the e-cigarette industry. As an organization and business enterprise of the e-cigarette industry, they must not only provide users with a new generation of consumer experience, but also shoulder a responsibility and mission for improving the public health and safety of e-cigarettes.

Consumers’ health, safety, and happiness are the most fundamental driving forces for the development of the electronic cigarette industry. To achieve sustainable and standardized development of the industry, global e-cigarette practitioners should reach a consensus and put the user’s health and safety and prevent the use of electronic cigarettes by minors in the first place. Increase product health and safety research and development, strengthen production process monitoring, improve product quality testing, and standardize marketing behaviors to make e-cigarettes healthier and safer.

For this reason, exploring the establishment of the World Electronic Cigarette Union is an inevitable need for joint development of the industry. In the absence of global regulation of electronic cigarettes, it is necessary to formulate general rules and labels for international markets, build bridges for communication and cooperation, and build on the basis of scientific research. They will produce higher quality products and establish a more effective market order.

Group photo
Group photo

According to the data provided by the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce, the total global sales of vape/ electronic cigarettes in 2019 is US $ 33 billion, a year-on-year increase of 106.25%, which is 14 times since the industry development in 2012, and China has dominated the global electronic cigarette industry. Leading the world in terms of patents, production capacity, supply chain, technology, etc. The new business model and economic growth points of e-cigarettes have great potential value. At the same time as the rapid development of e-cigarettes worldwide, there are also diversified standards and trade frictions between countries. Superimposed problems, such as uncoordinated safety regulations, have attracted widespread international attention on how companies around the world collaborate and cooperate in self-discipline development. The establishment of the World Electronic Cigarette Union will accelerate the industrialization and standardized development of electronic cigarettes, and has far-reaching significance.

Representatives attending the preparatory meeting were John Dunn, Chairman of the Board of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), Tony Abboud, Executive Director of the American Vaping Technology Association (VTA), Eddie, Secretary General of the Indonesian vaping association (APVI), and German chairman of the vaping trade association (VDEH) Michael, Chairman of the Korean Electronic Cigarette Association (KECA) Zhang Xiaojin, Senior Member of the Malaysian Electronic Cigarette Association Zeng Nongye; Chairman of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the China Electronic Cigarette Chamber of Commerce Ou Junbiao, Executive Vice President Huang Guihua, Secretary-General Weinuo, et al.

Changes in Indonesia’s Vape Market Policy are Not Perfect In 2018

In 2018, the changes in Indonesia’s e-cigarette market policy are not perfect

Introduce a tax policy on e-cigarettes, but in fact support the tobacco industry

In January 2018, the Indonesian government stated that it would impose a 57% tax on non-tobacco alternatives starting in the summer of 2018. Hasbullah Thabrany, an Indonesian health expert and adviser to the National Tobacco Control Committee, warned that although the tariff and consumption tax laws require the government to set taxes on these products, the government may use taxation to favor one party and said, “I believe this policy will support the tobacco industry.”

Indonesian Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita, said that the development of e-cigarettes would harm the interests of tobacco growers, and those who turned to e-cigarettes should smoke traditional cigarettes.

Announced the legalization of e-cigarettes and established the Indonesian E-cigarette Festival

In July 2018, according to the Indonesian Association (APVI) news, Indonesian e-cigarette enthusiasts confirmed that the world’s first e-cigarette festival was born.

The Indonesian government officially announced the legalization of e-cigarettes, and designated July 18 as the “Indonesian E-cigarette Festival”. This can be regarded as a strong shot for the global e-cigarette market. In the future, the development of e-cigarette market in the Asia-pacific region is bound to see encouraging growth momentum.

Vaping under threat in tobacco-loving Indonesia

Vaping under threat in tobacco-loving Indonesia

Postpone the date of taxation on e-cigarettes until October

In August 2018, the Indonesian government’s financial department announced to the outside world that due to various factors, it was planned to start tax increase measures for e-cigarette products and e-liquids from July 2018, and it was scheduled to be postponed until October 2018.

According to statistics, there are currently more than 200 new tobacco product producers and traders in Indonesia.

The data shows that if the government implements the new tax rate measures for e-cigarette products in October this year, it is expected that the government will receive a tax of 200 billion rupees (about 19.5 billion yuan) from the field in 2018.


Displaying Chinese Vapes to the Top of the Indonesian Ministry of Commerce

Yesterday morning, 2018 Indonesia International Consumer Electronics Show opened in Jakarta, Mr. Martin, Secretary General of the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce of Indonesia, Dr. Wu Mingli, Chairman of the India-China Business Council, Liu Yufeng, the Vice President of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce, Huang Guihua, executive vice president of the Electronic Commerce Committee of the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce, and Secretary-General Wei Weinuo attended the opening ceremony.

During the meeting, they briefed Mr. Martin, the Secretary General of the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce of Indonesia on the status of e-cigarettes in China, and consulted and exchanged on the regulatory policies on customs clearance, logistics and tax rates involved in e-cigarette exports to Indonesia.

In the afternoon, Mr. Edy, Secretary General of the Indonesian E-cigarette Association, guided everyone visit the Jakarta e-cigarette market. According to Edy, Indonesia has 80 million smokers, while the VAPE market only accounts for 2% of the market, and the market has huge room for development. At present, the trend of e-cigarettes in Indonesia is dominated by opium, and e liquid is popular among Indonesian products.

Regular Press Conference of the Ministry of Commerce

Indonesia has just officially promulgated e-cigarette law. As a large country with a population of 250 million, the e-cigarette market has great potential. Secretary-General Wei Weinuo said that we would actively follow up the market and work hard for member companies to go global.

What is APVI Organization in the Vape Field in Indonesia

What organization is APVI? The complete legalization of the Indonesian e-cigarette market is inseparable from it!

The Indonesian tobacco industry has a history of more than 100 years. According to the 2017 survey, there are more than 75 million active tobacco consumers in Indonesia. For e-cigarettes, this is a big market. Until 2018, the Indonesian e-cigarette consumer market accounted for only 1-1.5% of Indonesian smokers.

Jakarta is a city of smokers, but its vape bars are under threat of government crackdown

On July 1, 2018, the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia issued the 66th, 67th and 68th regulations, proclaiming July 18th as the National E-cigarette Day, announcing that e-cigarettes belong to tobacco processing products, which is the first step in the legalization of e-cigarettes in Indonesia and also an important step in the development of global e-cigarettes.


In fact, the Indonesian e-cigarette market can be completely legalized, and it is inseparable from the powerful organization of APVI. Since its inception in 2013, APVI has been committed to promoting the legalization of e-cigarettes in Indonesia.


APVI, Chinese meaning Indonesian personal e-cigarette organization, is an organization composed of employees of all types of enterprises in the Indonesian e-cigarette industry, including e-liquid producers, distributors, traders, retailers and even other channels such as heating wire, e-cigarette media, or practitioners around the culture. APVI also has close links with other e-cigarette organizations in Indonesia. Until 2018, APVI has more than 1,500 e-cigarette entrepreneurs and more than 100 e-cigarette organizations, and this number is constantly growing.


Currently, Edy Suprijadi is the Secretary General of the Indonesian Personal E-cigarette Organization. It is understood that Edy Suprijadi will visit the Shenzhen E-cigarette International Exhibition on October 1, 2018 and deliver a keynote speech entitled Market Environment Analysis after the legalization of e-cigarettes in Indonesia.


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