Traceability and security features system
Vending machine operator, distributor and wholesaler obligations
To comply with their obligations under the traceability system, vending machine operators, distributors and wholesalers are required to:
- request an economic operator identifier code
- request facility identifier codes for each premises/vending machine they use to sell tobacco products
- request facility identifier codes for each premises they use to store tobacco products.
Such businesses 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.
Vending machine operators, distributors and wholesalers will also be obligated to ensure tobacco products are fully traceable. This can be achieved by recording and transmitting information about the movement of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco. Such records will be required to be transmitted to the repository system within the permitted timeframes.