Open consultation: The Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 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

seen at 09:34, 11 February in Publications on GOV.UK.
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