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Profile of registrant

JT International Holding

Identification number in the register: 71175716023-03
Registration date: 14/06/11 14:33:32

The information on this organisation was last modified on 23/05/14 11:26:15
The date of the last annual update was 23/05/14 11:26:15

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: JT International Holding
Acronym: JTI
Legal status: B.V.
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Thomas McCoy
Position: President & CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Ben Townsend
Position: Vice-President and Head of the European Affairs office

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 Bella Donna 
Amstelveen 1181 RM
Telephone number: (+0031) 356222821
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Japan Tobacco International
EU Affairs Office
Avenue Louise 489, Box 9
B-1050 Ixelles
Tel: +32 2 626 24 71

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: JTI is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies (JT), a leading international tobacco product manufacturer.

We were formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco Inc. acquired the non-US operations of tobacco company R.J. Reynolds.
The further acquisition of UK-based Gallaher in 2007 nearly doubled the size of JTI by adding 11,000 new employees.

Today, our company has over 27,000 employees, and operations in 120 countries. Our headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Our diverse employee base is made up of over 100 nationalities building careers at JTI that span our worldwide operations. We are a truly international business.

JTI recognizes the risks of smoking. JTI does not market its products to minors, and does not market its products in order to encourage anyone to take up smoking or to discourage anyone from quitting. JTI is committed to developing reduced-risk products, and to fostering accommodation between smokers and non-smokers.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information: Ben Townsend
Paolo Bochicchio
Michael Hack
Radu Colonescu
Anastasia Bakola

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Benedict Robert James TOWNSEND 07/06/14 04/06/15
Anastasia Bakola 07/06/14 05/06/15
Paolo BOCHICCHIO 07/06/14 04/06/15
Radu Colonescu 03/07/14 30/06/15
Michael Eduard Hack 11/06/14 06/06/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Japan Tobacco International monitors a large area of EU policies and actively engages in customs, justice and home affairs, enlargement, taxation, consumer affairs, public health, internal market, external trade, and anti-illicit trade. Japan Tobacco International engages with EU institutions either on its own, and via trade associations of which we are members.

In particular JTI has followed the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), Commission Directive 2012/9/EU amending Annex I to Directive 2001/37/EC, Commission Regulation 684/2009 Council Directive 2008/118/EC, Definition of “rules of origin” for cigarettes in the framework of FTA’s, Action plan to fight against the smuggling of cigarettes, modernized customs code.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM) and most of its counterparts in EU Member States.
European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA)
European smokeless tobacco manufacturers and distributors (ESTOC)
European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)
British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (BCCB)
American European Community Association (AECA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
The Kangaroo Group
European Justice Forum

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 500000  € - 600000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Fees paid to trade associations and consultancy are not included in this financial declaration as they are registered in the EU Transparency register.

Code of conduct

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