Traceability and security features system

Retailer obligations

A retailer which sells directly to the public, and does not store, distribute, or regularly sell to other retailers is only required to:

  • request an economic operator identifier code
  • request facility identifier codes for each premises used to sell tobacco products
  • and
  • request a facility identifier code for any vending machine(s) for which they hold the sole responsibility for stock management. 

Retailers will not be able to order tobacco products marked with unique identifiers unless they have received the required codes.

Guidance on the registration process is available on the registration page.

For further information please see the European Commission website.

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