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Profile of registrant

Imperial Tobacco Group

Identification number in the register: 62460931291-40
Registration date: 08/02/11 15:09:19

The information on this organisation was last modified on 14/01/15 13:38:02
The date of the last annual update was 14/01/15 13:38:02

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Imperial Tobacco Group
Acronym: ITG
Legal status: PLC
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Alison Cooper
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Alessandro Tschirkov
Position: Head of EU Brussels Office

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Winterstoke Road 
Bristol BS3 2LL
Telephone number: (+44) 01179 636636
Fax number: (+44) 01179667448
Other contact information: Imperial Tobacco EU Office
89, Avenue de Cortenbergh, Bte 7
B-1000 Brussels
Telephone +32 (0)2 7371010
Fax +32 (0)2 7371014

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information: 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
Louise Day 28/10/14 24/10/15
Nikolaos MERTZANIDIS 16/01/15 14/01/16


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

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

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • 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 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

Financial year: 10/2013 - 09/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 350000  € - 400000  €
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:

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