The parliament informed the court that according to UK regulations, the maximum amount of e-liquid contained in disposable e-cigarettes should not exceed 2 milliliters. However, certain devices in the warehouse of Tongda Distributors Limited have e-liquid content reaching 20 milliliters, thereby violating the legislation.
Parliament has stated that trade regulators have launched an investigation following a report from counterparts in Essex.
According to information provided by the warehouse owner, these goods do not have a British owner but were sold to sales and distribution agents in the UK after being imported.
Member of Parliament David Smith stated:
Cracking down on the sale of illicit e-cigarettes is a key priority for the parliament, and I am pleased to hear about the outcome of today’s court proceedings, allowing us to seize and destroy illegal and unsafe e-cigarettes worth over £2 million.