EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG)

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


Technical maintenance

Dear users, a scheduled system maintenance is foreseen for Thursday 19 November 2020 between 09:00 and 16:00 Central European Time (CET).

During this period it will not be possible to send any submission to the EU-CEG system. Thank you for your understanding.


Important notice for economic operators active in the UK market

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.

It remains available for submission of information from submitters to the UK authorities during the transition period (31 December 2020).