Tobacco Europe AISBL (TE)

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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: 01/01/2020 - 01/12/2020

Lobbyists declared: 2 FTE (2)

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: 1


Meetings with European Commission: 2

Lobbying costs over the years:


Tobacco Europe AISBL (TE)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

1496873833-97 (First registered: 19 Dec 2008)

Goals / Remit

Tobacco Europe is a non commercial association which was formed to represent the common views of major European–based tobacco and nicotine products manufacturers. Tobacco Europe's three Full Members are British American Tobacco, JT International and Imperial Tobacco Limited. Tobacco Europe seeks to promote on-going dialogue with EU institutions and participates constructively in EU decision-making processes and tobacco related policy formulation. Established in 1989, the Association has a long- and well-established tradition of dialogue with tobacco policy makers. TE member companies are strongly committed to dialogue with regulators and support proportionate and reasonable tobacco regulations. TE member companies believe that reasonable and workable regulation of tobacco products is best accomplished through consultation.


Issues of interest in 2020: • Works of the EP Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Budgetary Control Committee, and Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. • Transposition and implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment • Preparatory work with regard to the outstanding secondary legislation (Implementing and delegated acts) derived from Directive 2014/40/EU with special focus on Ingredient and additives regulations and Tracking and Tracing of tobacco products. • Preparatory work regarding the review of the Council Directive 2011/64/EU on the structure and rates of excise taxes applied to tobacco products. • Implementation of the Council Directive (EU) 2020/262 of 19 December 2019 laying down the general arrangements for excise duty (recast) • Community Custom Code and its implementing regulations. • Bilateral International Trade Agreements. In addition, Tobacco Europe responded to the following in 2020: • Roadmap on Tobacco taxation – excise duties for manufactured tobacco products (updated rules) • Public Consultation on Scheer Preliminary Opinion on electronic cigarette


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Rue Montoyer 10
Brussels 1000

Tel: 32 2 3192767