Skip to main content
ONLINE SALES, ADVICE AND SUPPORT
Published date: 23/01/2019 13:47

Share

Imminent legislation for the global tobacco supply chain will make compliance much tougher to meet. 

 

Effective from the 20th May 2019, your tobacco distribution business must be operating in full compliance with the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)II. Failure to meet the new regulations will expose your business to the enforcement applied by the EU which could mean fines or incapacity to distribute tobacco goods in the EU.

 


   Click here to register for the Honeywell TPD Webinar    

Why the Stricter Track & Trace Regulations for the Tobacco Industry?

In short, TPD has been put into place to help vastly reduce the amount of counterfeit and non-compliant tobacco products in circulation. TPD should also reduce the artificially, cheap supplies of illegal tobacco products and will therefore help to protect public health, government budgets and legal economic operators. 

 

All economic operators (manufacturers importers, distributors and wholesalers) operating in the EU are obliged to implement approved end-to-end track & trace systems for the following;
  • All Pre-Made Cigarettes

  • Roll your Own (RYO) products

These systems need to be implemented:
  • Down to unit level and

  • extend to the retail point of sale



What is Track & Trace?

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) defines track and trace as a ‘means of identifying every individual material good or lot(s) or batch in order to know where is has been (track) and where it is (trace) in the supply chain. 

 

TPD 2019 Traceability Requirements

 

THE MANUFACTUREr

Manufacturers need adapted production lines with TPD compliance solutions in order to print or affix a unique identifier and a tamper-proof security features for the parts of the supply chain they control.

 

The Distributor

Distributors will need to adapt their methods of traceability in line with the Track & Trace requirements. This will involve exercising stringent scanning controls for recording goods in / goods out or risk hefty fines and loss of license to operate in the EU.

 

VENDING VAN

Wholesalers and distributors are expected to trace all the tobacco goods to the point of sale. Which means every good unloaded at a retail store from a vending van needs to be reported as well as any vending machine refills.

 

 

CASH & CARRY

Cash & Carry businesses will need to adapt their methods of traceability in line with the Track & Trace requirements. This will involve exercising stringent scanning controls for recording goods in / goods out or risk hefty fines and loss of license to operate in the EU.

 

   Learn more at the next webinar    

 

What do I need?

Hardware

As an economic operator, you will need to equip all of your operators with the scanning hardware to capture and process the relevant TPD data.  Working with Honeywell, we have the market-leading 'one-stop' solution for your business that is;
  • Easy to learn

  • Easy to use

  • Robust enough to use in various conditions including low light and rain

  • Ergonomic and functional

  • Is available will a full support package

 

Software

Your software solution will need to be scalable in size and able to cope with and manage modifications and errors (such as the handling of recalls). 

The Honeywell software you use will collect the Track & Trace data from the field and send it to the EU router, which meets the TPD IA’s Annex II messages as required by the legislation. 

Next Steps

 Download the Honeywell TPD Compliance Guide   Register for the TPD Webinar 

   Register for the next Honeywell TPD Roadshow    Email us for more information

 


 

For more information, email us at info@thebarcodewarehouse.co.uk or alternatively call us on 0330 131 1111.
Back to top