Imperial Brands PLC (IMB)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

600,000€ - 699,999€

Financial year: 01/10/2019 - 01/09/2020

Lobbyists declared: 5.5 FTE (6)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 3


Meetings with European Commission: 0

Lobbying costs over the years:


Imperial Brands PLC (IMB)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

62460931291-40 (First registered: 08 Feb 2011)

Goals / Remit

Imperial Brands, a FTSE 100 company headquartered in Bristol in the UK, is the parent company of a dynamic international business specialising in tobacco and non-tobacco brands. Imperial Brands consists of five distinct entities: Imperial Tobacco, Tabacalera, ITG Brands, Fontem Ventures and Logista.

Our core business is built around a tobacco portfolio that offers a comprehensive range of cigarettes (e.g. Davidoff, Gauloises), fine cut (e.g. Drum, Golden Virginia) and smokeless tobaccos (e.g. skruf), papers (e.g. Rizla) and cigars. Through our Fontem Ventures business, we're also developing a portfolio of brands beyond tobacco, including the e-vapour brand blu. Adding to the breadth of our activities is Logista, one of the largest logistics businesses in Europe.


Legislation: • The implementation of Directive 2014/40/EU on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture , presentation, and sale of tobacco and related products. • Review of Directive 2011/64/EC, on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco. • Review of Council Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty and repealing Directive 92/12/EEC • Directive 2019/904/EC on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment EU initiatives: • Corporate Social Responsibility • Tobacco related regulation • Lobbying Transparency • Vaping related regulation • Anti-Illicit Trade • Intellectual Property • Taxation & customs • Movement of excisable goods • Public health • Secondary legislation (implementing & delegated acts) • Scientific developments and Better Regulation [science based policy making]


Head office:
Winterstoke Road
Bristol BS3 2LL
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 01179 636636

Belgium office:
Avenue de Cortenbergh 89
Brussels 1000,

Tel: 32 27371010