Reporting obligations under the Tobacco Products Directive No. 2014/40/EU
Notice to Industry – March 2016
Under Articles 5 and 20 of Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014, on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC, manufacturers and importers of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and refill containers are required to submit information on their products including information on ingredients, emissions and toxicological data to competent authorities of the Member States in which they place/intend to place these products on the market.
Further details on the requirements, as well as how this information should be submitted to the competent authorities are set out in two Implementing Decisions:
- Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2186 establishing a common format for the submission and making available of information on tobacco products
- Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/2183 establishing a common format for the notification of electronic cigarettes and refill containers
To facilitate the submission of the required information, the EU Commission is currently developing an EU common entry gate (EU-CEG), an IT tool to ensure uniform application of the reporting and notification obligations.
In order to be in a position to submit information via the EU-CEG, manufacturers and importers of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and refill containers are required to create an account to use the EU-CEG and apply for a Submitter ID number.
Further details on the EU-CEG and the submission process are available on the EU Commission website.
Please ensure that the necessary arrangements are put in place to ensure compliance with the legislation. If you have any queries please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further notices in relation to other requirements under the Tobacco Products Directive will issue in due course.
 OJ L 127, 29.04.2014, p. 1