Why Was Public Release of GAO’s Report on E-cigarette Imports Delayed by a Month?

From: US GAO

Electronic Cigarettes: U.S. Imports in 2016
GAO-17-515R: Published: Apr 24, 2017. Publicly Released: May 24, 2017.

The federal government began collecting data on U.S. imports of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) on January 1, 2016. We analyzed these new data and found that the value of U.S. e-cigarette imports totaled about $342 million in 2016—and brought in about $9 million in tariff revenue.

E-cigarette devices accounted for nearly 60% of the value of these imports, parts for nearly 32%, and liquid for almost 9%. And, although e-cigarettes were imported from 41 countries, China accounted for 91% of imports by value.

Types of e-cigarettes and e-cigarette parts


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