Open consultation

The Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019

Summary

We would like your views on the draft secondary legislation to implement track and trace and security features for tobacco products in the UK as required by the Tobacco Products Directive.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

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

Documents

(Draft) Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019

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(Draft) explanatory memorandum

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(Draft) transposition note

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Ways to respond

Email to:

holding.movement@hmrc.gov.uk

Write to:

Excise & Environmental Taxes Policy Design Team,
HMRC,
3W Ralli Quays,
3 Stanley Street,
Salford M60 9HL

Published 11 February 2019
Last updated 7 February 2019