Providing information on tobacco products, e-cigarettes and refill containers - The EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG)
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:
- toxological data.
The IT tool for providing this information is called the EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG).
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.
The information manufacturers and importers need to provide is set out in 2 implementing decisions:
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).