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JT International Holding

Identification number in the register: 71175716023-03
Registration date: 14/06/2011 14:33:32

The information on this entity was last modified on: 23/05/2014 11:26:15
The date of the last annual update was: 23/05/2014 11:26:15

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

JT International Holding



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Bella Donna, 4
Amstelveen 1181 RM

(+0031) 356222821


Japan Tobacco International
EU Affairs Office
Avenue Louise 489, Box 9
B-1050 Ixelles
Tel: +32 2 626 24 71

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Thomas McCoy

President & CEO

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Ben Townsend

Vice-President and Head of the European Affairs office

    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local


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.

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


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 07/06/2014 04/06/2015
Anastasia Bakola 07/06/2014 05/06/2015
Paolo BOCHICCHIO 07/06/2014 04/06/2015
Radu Colonescu 03/07/2014 30/06/2015
Michael Eduard Hack 11/06/2014 06/06/2015

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation

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

01/2013  -  12/2013

500,000  € - 600,000  €

0 €

0 €

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.