Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015

6.

Transitional provisions

6. (1) F2 [ Subject to subsection (3) , this Act ] shall not apply to the sale, before 20 May 2017, of tobacco products manufactured or released for circulation before 20 May 2016, provided that on the date of their sale those tobacco products comply with the European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) Regulations 2003 ( S.I. No. 425 of 2003) and the Public Health (Tobacco) (General and Combined Warnings) Regulations 2011 ( S.I. No. 656 of 2011).

(2) For the purposes of this section, the Regulations referred to in subsection (1) shall continue to apply until 20 May 2017 notwithstanding any revocation of those Regulations by any subsequent enactment.

F3 [ (3) A specified provision of this Act shall not apply to the sale of tobacco products manufactured or released for circulation before the date of commencement of that provision, until the first anniversary of that date, provided that on the date of their sale those tobacco products comply with the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 ( S.I. No. 271 of 2016 ).

(4) In subsection (3) , specified provision of this Act means any of the following provisions of this Act:

(a) subsections (1) to (5) and (7) to (12) of section 7 ;

(b) section 8 ;

(c) subsections (1) to (5) and (7) to (12) of section 9 ;

(d) section 10 ;

(e) section 11 ;

(f) section 14 . ]