Traceability and security features system

Overview

Articles 15 and 16 of the Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU) provide for European Union wide systems of traceability and security features for tobacco products to address the issue of illicit trade.

From 20 May 2019 all cigarettes and roll-your-own placed on the market in Ireland must must carry a unique identifier.

From 20 May 2024, this requirement will be extended to cover all tobacco products.

For further information, please see the European Commission website.

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