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British American Tobacco

Identification number in the register: 2427500988-58
Registration date: 21/01/2009 11:38:54

The information on this entity was last modified on: 04/05/2015 18:21:37
The date of the last annual update was: 04/05/2015 18:21:37
Next update due latest on: 04/05/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

British American Tobacco



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Globe House, Temple Place, 4
London WC2R 2PG

(+0044) 207 845 1600

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Nicandro Durante


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Ronan Barry

Head of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Western Europe

    Goals / remit

British American Tobacco is the world’s second largest quoted tobacco group by global market share, with brands sold in more than 180 markets. We employ more than 60,000 people worldwide and operate 50 cigarette factories in 41 countries. We also have a significant interest in tobacco leaf growing and work with thousands of farmers internationally.

The four building blocks of our strategy are growth, productivity, responsibility and developing a winning organisation. Each is interdependent and essential for delivering profit growth and long term business sustainability.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

British American Tobacco engages on issues that are relevant to its business, such as:

a) Tobacco-related issues
b) Taxation
c) Movement of excisable product
d) Health issues related to tobacco consumption
e) Youth access prevention
f) Corporate social responsibility
g) Smoking in public places
h) Freedom of choice/ smokers’ rights
i) Better Regulation
j) Intellectual Property
k) Preventing illicit trade and counterfeiting







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

100%: 7  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Christa PELSERS 25/03/2015 23/03/2016
Thomas COMPERNOLLE 13/02/2015 11/02/2016
Ralf Ploufmann OLSEN 27/01/2015 23/01/2016
Nicole SCOURTI 25/03/2015 23/03/2016
Liam Ronan DE BARRA 21/04/2015 17/04/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

British American Tobacco is a member of various associations and networks around the world, including:
AmCham EU, British Chamber of Commerce Belgium, BusinessEurope, European Policy Centre, European Risk Forum, Kangaroo Group, International Chamber of Commerce UK, INTA, CBI, ICC BASCAP, CECCM, ESTA, ESTOC, ECMA.

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

1,500,000 € - 1,749,000 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

Our calculation of the estimated costs attributable to activities covered by the register for the year 2014 is based on the Transparency Register Implementing Guidelines published on 21 January 2015, and is therefore different to the calculation carried out for the year 2013.

    Code of conduct

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