Implementing the Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU)

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In certain areas, the European Parliament and the Council have empowered the European Commission to adopt further legislative acts to aid the implementation process of Directive 2014/40/EU. This legislation takes the form of delegated or implementing acts which outline in more detail the rules and measures regarding tobacco and related products.

Implementating and delegated acts

The European Commission has adopted implementing legislation that lays down more detailed technical rules. This includes:

The Commission will also adopt additional acts to:

  • Establish technical standards for the EU tracking and tracing system and security features

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Implementation plan

The development of this secondary legislation involves, as appropriate, studies and involvement of Member States and other stakeholders.
This implementation plan serves to allow transparency towards stakeholders on how the Commission intends to prepare the implementing measures, as required by this Directive. It is of indicative nature.