Detail of outcome
We received 21 responses from the tobacco industry.
Most respondents supported the need for robust sanctions and, as a result, minor changes have been made to the circumstances in which a non-compliant business could be prevented from trading in tobacco products.
The Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019 were laid before Parliament on 19 March 2019 and will come into force on 20 May 2019.
The Tobacco Products Directive 2014 and its implementing legislation introduces track and trace, and security features for cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco from 20 May 2019.
This is a technical consultation on the secondary legislation required to implement these changes in the UK.
We would like your views on draft regulations which:
- provide a prohibition from supplying tobacco products which do not carry the required tracking and security markings
- ensure products that are not compliant are liable to forfeiture
- provide sanctions for non-compliance
- facilitate the application of traceability codes and security markings to packs by amending existing tobacco standardised packaging legislation
They also enact a series of derogations, essential for defining the scope of the UK scheme.
You can read:
- the draft regulations
- a draft explanatory memorandum
- a draft transposition note