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Profile of registrant

cigarette manufacturers of belgium and luxembourg

Identification number in the register: 94376854542-25
Registration date: 16/11/10 17:39:26

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/11/14 11:47:12
The date of the last annual update was 03/11/14 11:47:12

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: cigarette manufacturers of belgium and luxembourg
Acronym: Cimabel
Legal status: non-profit organisation
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Pierre Durinck
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Carl Buyck
Position: Secretary

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 17 Koolstraat 
Aalst 9300
Telephone number: (+32) 26101059
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Cimabel is the trade organisation of the Belgian and Luxembourg cigarette manufacturers. Its members are British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International, Torrekens Tobacco Belgium / Heintz Van Landewyck and Imperial Tobacco. Cimabel is an associate member of CECCM (Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers)

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Cimabel, the federation of Belgian-Luxembourg cigarette manufacturers, defends the interests of its members in both countries. It is the centre of expertise and knowledge, due to its quality and excellence in the industry Cimabel has become the contact point of the political world and the media, providing quality information on the sector. Its trade partners along with other national organisations of the sector and European counterparts can count on its loyal cooperation.

The sense of responsibility and spirit of tolerance are the two values that the federation highlights at everything it does. Its members are aware of what their own particular responsibilities are in relation to the consumers of their products. They work to promote a climate of tolerance among non-smokers and informed adults who choose to smoke.

As an advocate of a sector of considerable economic importance to Belgium and Luxembourg, Cimabel wishes to be heard in any debates pertaining to the sector.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

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

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


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

the subject matter of the lobbying are any regulatory issues that pertain to the tobacco industry and where Cimabel can play a useful complementary role to the role played by CECCM

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Public Health
  • Taxation


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

Cimabel is an associate member of CECCM

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 5,000 €
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:

Code of conduct

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