You may have received news in regards to the upcoming PACT Act and vape mail restrictions, especially in regards to USPS, FedEx, and UPS. We want to offer some clarity on how this may affect the vape shipments moving forward.
Our team will be working to find solutions, while adhering to compliance with State and Federal laws.
What is the PACT Act?
In December 2020, a congressional amendment to the PACT Act was signed into the law as part of the omnibus spending bill. The effect of this new law broadens the definition of tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes, vapes, E-Liquids, and vaping accessories.
Starting March 27, 2021 the PACT will require online retailers to collect state and local excise taxes on vaping products and require Adult Signature on all deliveries nationwide. Other compliance requirements includes labeling and packaging, record-keeping, and State and Federal registration and reporting.
Furthermore, USPS will be prohibited from accepting packages of vapor products. Unfortunately, shipping carriers have voluntarily issued internal policy changes to stop the shipment of vapor products as well.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to service customers in certain States and cities starting March 27. We are working closely with these States to ensure compliance and will resume operations as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we recommend customers to stock up on vaping gears and E-Liquids to ensure adequate inventory reserve while shipping operations are still normal.