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Imperial Tobacco Group

Identification number in the register: 62460931291-40
Registration date: 08/02/2011 15:09:19

The information on this entity was last modified on: 14/01/2015 13:38:02
The date of the last annual update was: 14/01/2015 13:38:02

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Imperial Tobacco Group



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Winterstoke Road, 1
Bristol BS3 2LL

(+44) 01179 636636

(+44) 01179667448

Imperial Tobacco EU Office
89, Avenue de Cortenbergh, Bte 7
B-1000 Brussels
Telephone +32 (0)2 7371010
Fax +32 (0)2 7371014

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Alison Cooper

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Alessandro Tschirkov

Head of EU Brussels Office

    Goals / remit

Imperial Tobacco is a leading international tobacco company with a balanced market footprint and a unique portfolio of brands and products across all tobacco categories.
Our comprehensive and versatile portfolio of brands and products gives us strong representation in all tobacco products and across all price segments.

We have international strength in cigarette, we are the world leaders in fine cut tobacco, papers and cigars, and we have a growing snus business.

  • European
  • global


We have been closely following tobacco product regulatory and taxation related issues undertaken by key EU institutions.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


The staff of ITG EU Brussels Office includes:
1. 2 Senior Corporate Affairs Manager - Head of Office
2. 3 EU Affairs Managers

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Alessandro TSCHIRKOV 10/03/2015 06/03/2016
Louise Day 28/10/2014 24/10/2015
Nikolaos MERTZANIDIS 16/01/2015 14/01/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

Confederation of EC Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM)
European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)
European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA)
European Smokeless Tobacco Council (ESTOC)
European Rolling Papers Association (ERPA)
Tobacco Industry Platform (TIP)
Business Europe
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (Britcham)
European Travel Retail Council (ETRC)
Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA)

    Financial data

10/2013  -  09/2014

350,000  € - 400,000  €

0 €

0 €

Figures for FY 2014 have been updated to include:
- an estimate of the costs associated with our Brussels representation office and Brussels based employees in proportion to their activities;
- an estimate of the costs related to interest representation by non-Brussels based employees, in proportion to their activities.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Imperial Tobacco Group Code of Conduct for employees and the Society for European Affairs Professionals Code of Conduct