European system of traceability & security features of tobacco products

In accordance with the European Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD)on tobacco products and therelevant legislationa European system of traceability and security features for tobacco products is created. The date of application of the traceability and security features system for cigarettes and fine-cut tobacco intended for the rolling of cigarettes shall be 20 May 2019 and for all other tobacco products 20 May 2024.

Further information can be found in the Stakeholders' Handbook. . In addition, the corresponding website of the European Commission provides an update on the latest developments at European level in relation to the implementation of the traceability system and security features of tobacco products.

The national issuer of identifiers for Greece is the General Secretariat of Information Systems for Public Administration (GSISPA) of the Ministry of Digital Governance,where manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and first retailers of tobacco products can contact for information on the process of registration in the system.