Traceability and security features system

Security feature

From 20 May 2019 all cigarettes and roll-your-own placed on the market in Ireland must carry a security feature. A tax stamp issued in compliance with Section 73 of the Finance Act 2005 may be used as the security feature.

For cigarettes and roll-your-own which are not subject to stamping (including those sold duty free), manufacturers or importers must:

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

For further information please see the European Commission website.