Track and Trace legislation for cigars & pipe tobacco 2024

Starting from the 20th May 2024 all retailers selling cigars and/or pipe tobacco must be registered with the Track and Trace programme. In order to register you simply need to supply us with your Facility Identifier Code (FIC) and your Economic Operator Identifier Code (EIOD). If you have already given us this information you dont need to do anything more. If you haven’t you can simply fill out the form below and press submit. We will then process this information for you.

If you also sell cigarettes you will already have this information. We don’t need any new codes, simply the same ones you had to apply for in order to sell cigarettes. The same legislation has just been expanded to include cigars and pipe tobacco.

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To say thank you for helping us to comply with government legislation we’re giving free stock* to every retailer that enters their details above. Simply fill in the form above and your local rep will bring you two free packs of Signature on their next visit.

*Offer valid until December 2023. Offer can be claimed only once per retailer. Retailers may choose two packs of any Signature product, subject to availability.  The prizes featured are non-transferable and there is no cash equivalent.

What is Track and Trace?

Track and Trace is government legislation that allows all tobacco being sold in the UK to be traced from it’s point of origin to the retailer who sells it to the public.

What do you need to do?

The legislation requires all retailers to have an Economic Operator ID and a Facility ID. Retailers selling cigarettes will already have these ID’s. 

If you do not have these codes then you can apply for them free of charge here:

Want to know more?

The government have appointed Dentsu to manage the Track and trace programme. Their website has in-depth information and contact details should you need them.