Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI)

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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.

1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2017 - 01/12/2017

Lobbyists declared: 2.5 FTE (10)

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

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Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 3

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Meetings with European Commission: 3

Lobbying costs over the years:

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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

51925911965-76 (First registered: 07 Jul 2009)

Goals / Remit

Philip Morris International Inc. is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates, and their licensees, are engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products as well as Reduced-Risk Products (or “RRP’s”, which is the term we use to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking). Our products are sold in approximately 180 countries. In the EU, PMI's subsidiaries and affiliates sell cigarettes, hand rolling tobacco, cigars, pipe tobacco and some RRPs in certain Member States; they employ approx. 11,500 people and owned 10 factories located in 9 Member States.

Irrespective of where in the world we do business, we apply the same principles to our conduct. This includes not marketing or selling our products to minors. It also means that we engage with governments and other stakeholders in support of legislation that applies to all tobacco products and manufacturers, and is based on the principle of reducing the harm caused by tobacco use.

Issues

PMI follows a large area of EU policies, and engages in areas such as, taxation (direct and indirect), movement of excisable products (customs and excise), public health aspects of tobacco and smoking, including the development of potentially reduced risk products, product regulation, growing of tobacco leaf, fighting illicit trade, preserving intellectual property rights, and any other upcoming legislation of relevance to the operations of the company in the European Union. In particular, we followed the following legislative files in 2017: • 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 products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC, and its related Implementing and Delegated Acts. • 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. • Revision of Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax. • Revision of Regulation No 450/2008 laying down the Community Customs Code (Modernised Customs Code) as regards the date of its application, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 756/2012 which amended Regulation No 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code.

Address

Head office:
Avenue de Rhodanie, 50
Lausanne CH-1007,
Switzerland

Tel: 4158 2420000

Belgium office:
PMI EU Office 51, Rue Montoyer 51, Rue Montoyer
Brussels 1000,
Belgium

Tel: 32 22370116