Providing information on tobacco products, e-cigarettes and refill containers - The EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG)


XML Creator version 1.2.x was released on 19 May 2017. This introduces a number of new features, in particular the additional submission types. Please ensure the selected submission type is in line with the purpose of your submission. Please note that as of 15 July 2017 changes not compliant with the selected submission type may not be taken into account by the authorities.

In this respect, we encourage you to migrate to XML Creator version 1.2.x as soon as possible. A step-by-step guide for migration from 1.1.3 to 1.2.x is included in the release note published in CircaBC.

The latest XML Creator version is 1.2.3 was released in CircaBC on 23 June with a fix in the "other ingredient" part of the XML Creator ("Toxicity status" field). If you have already installed version 1.2.x and you want to move to 1.2.3, the migration is not necessary.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The EU-CEG Team
(08. 07. 2017)


Under the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), manufacturers and importers of tobacco products, e-cigarettes and refill containers have to submit key information to the authorities in the Member States in which they plan to market the products.

This includes information on:   

  • ingredients
  • emissions
  • toxological data.

The IT tool for providing this information is called the EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG).

Other products

In some EU countries, EU-CEG can be used to provide information on other products, such as:

  • novel tobacco products
  • herbal smoking products
  • nicotine-free e-cigarettes.

Information requirements

The information manufacturers and importers need to provide is set out in 2 implementing decisions:

About EU-CEG

EU-CEG is designed to reduce administrative burden for companies and regulators, and make it easier to compare data. The tool was developed by the European Commission, working closely with Member States and industry stakeholders. It became operational in May 2016.