Traceability and security features system
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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