EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG)

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


A major upgrade of several EUCEG components is scheduled for Thursday 11th July 2019. These will be carried out in parallel to minimize the disruption.

Impact for all EUCEG users: All the submission components will not be accessible from 8:00 to 19:00 (CET time – Brussels time).

Two certificates used by the EC Domibus will expire the 10th July 2019. Affected system-to system users will receive further instructions concerning the certificate renewal by mail in due time.

Further information can be found in the presentation from the stakeholders’ webinar of 14 June 2019.

Following the discussion in the webinar we have also summarized some “best practices” for “XML Creator” users which you may consult here.

The EU-CEG Team (26.06.2019)

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.