Tobacco

Targeted stakeholder consultation on the implementation of an EU system for traceability and security features pursuant to Articles 15 and 16 of the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU

Targeted groups

Manufacturers of finished tobacco products, wholesalers and distributors of finished tobacco products, providers of solutions for operating traceability and security features systems and governmental and non-governmental organisations active in the area of tobacco control and fight against illicit trade.

Period for consultation

From 07 May 2015 to 31 July 2015. The consultation is now closed.

Objective of the consultation

The basis for the consultation was the Final Report to the European Commission’s Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) in response to tender n° EAHC/2013/Health/11 concerning the provision of an analysis and feasibility assessment regarding EU systems for tracking and tracing of tobacco products and for security features (hereafter the Feasibility Study). The Feasibility Study was published on 7 May 2015. The interested stakeholders were advised to review the Feasibility Study before responding to this consultation.

The comments received in the course of this consultation are an important input to the further implementation work on a future EU system for traceability and security features. In particular, the comments will be taken into account in a follow-up study.

EU-survey

Stakeholders were invited to submit their comments via the EU-survey questionnaire.

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Information on the outcome of the consultation

In reply to the consultation, 109 respondents decided to submit their comments with the help of the EU survey questionnaire. The respondents represent a broad spectrum of stakeholders. The table below shows the distribution of responses according to stakeholder's self-declared main activity. A complete overview of the quantitative results can be consulted here.

Question A.1. Stakeholder's main activity: Total
a) Manufacturer of tobacco products destined for consumers (finished tobacco products) 25
b) Operator involved in the supply chain of finished tobacco products (excluding retail) 19
c) Provider of solutions 20
d) Governmental organisation 12
e) NGO 21
f) Other 12
Grand Total 109

In addition, one respondent sent its comments outside the EU survey.

Received submissions

1.NART BILISIM HIZMETLERI LTD

2.Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (The Netherlands)

3.FeTaDis vzw/asbl - Fédération des distributeurs de tabac - Belgique

4.Assens Tobaksfabrik Aktieselskab

5.Tor Imports Ltd

6.Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Finance, Customs Administration

7.Oettinger Davidoff Ltd

8.Lekkerland AG & Co. KG

9.Intergraf a.i.s.b.l.

10.House of Oliver Twist A/S

11.Mac Baren Tobacco Company A/S

12.Nightline Group

13.Fondation Cancer

14.Consejo general de Dentistas de España

15.Lithuanian Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition

16.Naas Vending Services Naas Co. Kildare Republic of Ireland

17.Comité Nacional para la Prevención del Tabaquismo (CNPT)

18.DNF-Les Droits des Non-Fumeurs (Non Smokers’ Rights)

19.EFA (European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations)

20.J.CORTES CIGARS N.V.

21.International Tax & Investment Center

22.Smoke Free Partnership

23.Action on Smoking and Health

24.AlpVision SA

25.TXTe-solutions GmbH

26.Polish Security Printing Works

27.Royal Agio Cigars

28.Arjo Solutions

29.DANNEMANN Cigarrenfabrik GmbH

30.Austrian Council on Smoking and Health

31.BULGARTABAC HOLDING AD

32.Thierry Gavel

33.Sigarenfabriek de olifant

34.Hunters & Frankau Limited

35.Swisher International, Inc.

36.European Respiratory Society (ERS)

37.TZN

38.Cimabel vzw/asbl - Cigarette Manufacturers of Belgium and Luxemburg

39.TDL Distributors Limited t/a

40.Ministry of Health and Elderly (Denmark)

41.Danish Cancer Society

42.SICPA Security Solutions SA

43.Essentra plc

44.TVL

45.Premium Imports Inc

46.Tobacco Free Futures

47.Heintz Van Landewyck SPRL

48.Federación de Asociaciones de Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria ( FAECAP)

49.The Imported Tobacco Products Advisory Council

50.Tobaccoland Ltd

51.Authentix

52.KT International SA

53.Worldline NV

54.LA POSTE

55.NXP Semiconductors

56.DHL Supply Chain

57.Digital Coding & Tracking Association (DCTA)

58.Worldline, an Atos Company, on behalf of the Coalition Against Illicit Trade (CAIT)

59.Indirect Taxes Policy & Legislation Division (Ireland)

60.Giesecke & Devrient GmbH

61.UK Faculty of Public Health

62.Philip Morris International Inc.

63.ALEC BRADLEY CIGAR DISTRIBUTORS, INC

64.Imprensa Nacional

65.JOYA DE NICARAGUA S.A

66.Imperial Tobacco Limited

67.Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales de Psicólogoa

68.British American Tobacco Plc

69.Giesecke und Devrient Matsoukis S.A (Veridos Matsoukis Security Printing S.A.)

70.National Customs Agency (Bulgaria)

71.Department of Customs and Excise of Cyprus

72.BASCAP International Chamber of Commerce

73.Compañia de distribución integral LOGISTA

74.Hologram Industries

75.FATA Logistic Systems

76.Scandinavian Tobacco Group

77.Ritmeester Cigars

78.ESTA European Smoking Tobacco Association

79.NETSA

80.FractureCode Corporation ApS

81.Fresh Bede House

82.Scottish Wholesale Association

83.Alliance contre le tabac - ACT (French Alliance for Tobacco Control)

84.Japan Tobacco International S.A.

85.BWG Foods

86.The Czech Chamber of Commerce

87.EUROPEAN CARTON MAKERS ASSOCIATION (ECMA)

88.Lyfra nv

89.Agenzia dogane e monopoli

90.Fixmer Sàrl

91.Ashton Distributors Inc

92.DGDDI

93.Advanced Track and Trace

94.Trendy Foods SA - Belgium & Luxembourg

95.GS1 Europe

96.J.R Byrne & Sons Ltd

97.SMOKE FREE LIFE COALITION IN BULGARIA

98.HMRC / Department of Health (UK)

99.The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association

100.Cigar Rights of America

101.Jura JSP GmbH

102.AGEMOS

103.TABACALERA LA ALIANZA

104.Health Promotion Foundation (Fundacja Promocja Zdrowia - Zdrowie albo Tytoń)

105.Rocky Patel Premium Cigar, Inc.

106.J.C. Newman Cigar Company

107.Tobacco and Alcohol Control Unit Department of Health Ireland

108.Bundesdruckerei GmbH

109.FETABEL vzw-asbl

110.De La Rue

A non-confidential summary of the comments will be made available via this website at a later date.

Contact details

DG SANTE, Unit B2 - "Health in all policies, global health, tobacco control"
E-mail: SANTE-B2-TOBACCO-CONTROL@ec.europa.eu