EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG)

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



System Update - New XSD structure & XML Creator 1.5.1

New EU-CEG components were released on 23 June 2021, including minor modifications of the XSD file and of the validation rules. The latest XML Creator file and the full release documentation is published in the EU-CEG Industry Stakeholders CIRCABC public group.

The intention was to ensure full backward compatibility of previously submitted XML – bearing in mind that some product files might need to be updated with mandatory information which had not been subject to a gateway validation previously. In other words, some files that were previously valid might no longer be unless the required information is added. Should have any question, please contact mentioning “XSD Update” in the subject of your email.

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).