A federal agency dedicated to advocating for small business has urged the FDA to pursue permission to allow vaping manufacturers to keep products on the market for another year while their premarket reviews are in progress.

In a letter sent to the FDA on June 7, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy asked the regulators to seek a court order extending for an additional year the current moratorium on enforcement actions against small vape manufacturers who submitted Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTAs) before last year’s Sept. 9 deadline.

The letter was sent to FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock and FDA Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitch Zeller, and copied to the White House. It was signed by SBA Office of Advocacy Acting Chief Counsel Major L. Clark III. The Office of Advocacy’s mission is to represent the views of small business to Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policymakers.

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Jim McDonald – Vaping360 – 2021-06-08.

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