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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: 19/01/2015 12:47:32
The date of the last annual update was: 19/01/2015 12:47:32

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

British American Tobacco



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/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.



British American Tobacco lobbies 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


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Liam Ronan DE BARRA 16/04/2014 14/04/2015
Morten Boje Hviid 13/06/2014 11/06/2015
Christa PELSERS 29/03/2014 27/03/2015
Federica Patalano 13/06/2014 11/06/2015
Ralf Ploufmann Olsen 27/01/2015 23/01/2016

    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

01/2013  -  12/2013

1,500,000  € - 1,750,000  €

0 €

0 €

Our calculation of the estimated costs directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in 2012 is different to the one made for 2011 as it is based on Edition No 3 of the Transparency Register Guidelines, dated 4 October 2012. In accordance with point A(3)(5) of these Guidelines, the membership fees to registered trade or professional associations and think tanks have not been included in the total. On the contrary, on the basis of Art. 2(5)(3) of the Commission's Communication on the Transparency Directive, fees to Brussels-based consultants for lobbying services are included in the total.

    Code of conduct

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