JT International (JTI)
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.
1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€
Lobbyists declared: 3 FTE (7)
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: 6
Meetings with European Commission: 3
Lobbying costs over the years:
JT International (JTI)
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
We were formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco acquired the non-US operations of tobacco company RJ Reynolds
The further acquisition of UK-based Gallaher in 2007 nearly doubled the size of JTI by adding 11,000 new employees.
Today, our company has over 26,000 employees, and operations in 120 countries. Our headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Our diverse employee base is made up of over 100 nationalities building careers at JTI that span our worldwide operations. We are a truly international business.
JTI recognizes that cigarettes are a legal but controversial product. People smoke for pleasure but there are real risks that come with that pleasure. Accordingly JTI believes that tobacco products should be appropriately regulated.
JTI also believes in the freedom of adults to choose whether they want to smoke and that no one should smoke unless he or she understands the risks of doing so. These risks distinguish tobacco from most consumer goods and they place upon the industry a real responsibility. It's a responsibility for which JTI expects to be held accountable, together with governments and the rest of society.
• Directive 2014/40/EU: of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 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 and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC • Directive 2011/64/EC on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco (codification) and Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty and repealing Directive 92/12/EEC. • The Trademark Directive (2008/95/EC) and the Community Trademark Regulation (207/2009/EC). • Better Regulation • International FTAs • Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste • Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste
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Tel: 32 02 626 2478
Tel: 32 02 626 2478
Lobbyists with EP accreditation
Person in charge of EU relations
Person with legal responsibility
• Confederation of European Community Cigarette
• European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA)
• European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA)
• Business Europe
• Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE)
• British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (BCCB)
• American European Community Association (AECA)
• Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
• The Kangaroo Group
• Ambrosetti Club Europe
• Public Affairs Council (PAC)
• Forest EU (Freedom Organisation for the Right to
Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
• EPICENTER (European Policy Information Center)
• Consumer Choice Center (CCC)
Procurement from EU institutions
Grants from EU institutions
Total public financing
Other financial information
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Expert groups (European Commission)
Intergroups (European Parliament)
Industry forums (European Parliament)
Japan Tobacco International monitors a large number of EU policies and actively engages in customs, justice and home affairs, enlargement, taxation, consumer affairs, public health, internal market, external trade and anti-illicit trade. Japan Tobacco International engages with EU institutions either on its own or via trade associations.
Meetings with European Commission3 meetings found.
The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 05 Feb 2016 - Fabrice Comptour - regulatory issues (DG Internal Market)
- 14 Jan 2016 - Bernardus Smulders - AECA Round-Table on “Dealing with Regulatory Burden (DG Better Regulation)
- 23 Nov 2015 - Riccardo Maggi - Better Regulation Package (DG Better Regulation)