On 5th April 2016, the Hon Neil Costa MP issued a Ministerial Direction to the Business Licensing Authority in respect of the exercise of its functions under the Fair Trading Act 2015 when considering business licence applications relating to tobacco. The purpose of the Direction is to assist and guide the Business Licensing Authority on the position that Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar takes on this issue in the public interest.

A Press Release in respect of the Ministerial Direction can be read here.