From 20 May 2019, all unit packets of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco manufactured or imported in the EU (except for existing stock) must:
- have unique identifiers (UIDs) on the packaging
- have 5 specific security features applied to the packaging
- be scanned at certain points in the supply chain
From May 2024, this will apply to all products containing tobacco.
Manufacturing and importing
Selling and storing
Published 29 January 2019