Tobacco Europe (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: 01/06/2018 - 01/01/2019

Lobbyists declared: 1 FTE (1)

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: 2


Meetings with European Commission: 1

Lobbying costs over the years:


Tobacco Europe (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 cigarette manufacturers. TE's three Full Members are British American Tobacco, JT International and Imperial Tobacco. TE membership comprises also 12 National Manufacturers Associations (Belgium/Luxembourg, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) and two Observer members.

TE 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, TE 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 with the industry.

TE is the primary source of tobacco expertise in the EU and can offer regulators unparalleled access to the three principal member companies’ combined experience, covering a wide range of tobacco related data and information. TE serves as an off-competition platform for exchanging views and discussing proposed regulations which enables its members to define balanced common positions.

TE establishes pro-active co-operation with other pan-European tobacco manufacturers’ associations and where appropriate presents joint positions to regulators. As a result, TE is well placed to contribute constructively to the definition of tobacco related regulations.


Issues of interest in 2019: • 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 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. • 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. • Preparatory work regarding the review of Council Directive 2008/118/EC on the general arrangements for excise duty (repealing Directive 92/12/EEC) • Implementation of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 684/2009 of 24 July 2009 implementing Council Directive 2008/118/EC as regards the computerised procedures for the movement of excise goods under suspension of excise duty. • Implementation of Decision 1152/2003/EC on computerising the movement and surveillance of excisable products • Community Custom Code and its implementing regulations. • Bilateral International Trade Agreements and TTIP. • TE submissions to the TRIS notifications regarding national legislation implementing plain/standardised packaging for tobacco products. • Public consultations on the transparency register. • Analysis of the outcomes of the WHO FCTC CoP 7.


Head office:
Rue Montoyer 10
Brussels 1000

Tel: 32 2 3192767