Confederación Europea de Vendedores de Tabaco

Confederación

La Confederación Europea de Vendedores de Tabaco (CEDT), fundada en 1970, es un Grupo de Interés Económico Europeo que reúne a las asociaciones nacionales de minoristas de tabaco. Estamos dados de alta en el Registro de transparencia (n ° 85326064523-94) en cumplimiento del Reglamento CEE 2137/89.

El objetivo principal de CEDT es promover los intereses de casi 150.000 vendedores de tabaco europeos, figuras profesionales que sirven a sus Estados y los ciudadanos asegurando la legalidad del canal de ventas, la autenticidad y la calidad de un producto tan especial como es el tabaco, apostando únicamente por un consumo adulto y responsable, en línea con las normas sanitarias nacionales y europeas.

Nuestro objetivo es apoyar y promover un diálogo continuo con las instituciones y las partes interesadas para garantizar que nuestras pequeñas empresas familiares puedan operar dentro de un marco regulatorio claro, marcado por el equilibrio y la proporcionalidad. Apoyamos cualquier iniciativa necesaria para el reconocimiento de nuestro papel como defensa legal contra cualquier tipo de contrabando, falsificación y tráfico ilegal. Apoyamos la promoción de sistemas de venta controlados por el estado.

Respaldamos la necesidad de que los productos de tabaco se vendan exclusivamente a través de canales controlados, operando con una licencia o una concesión.

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  • 22/12/2018

    HUNGARY: the introduction of plain packaging is postponed until 2022

    The Hungarian government adopted a law on 13 December 2018 to postpone the entry into force of the tobacco plain packaging until 2022. The plain packaging regulation, which was supposed to take effect in May 2019, requires all tobacco products to be packed in a uniform green cover, the removal of all branding (colours, imagery, corporate logos and trademarks) and the product name to be printed in a regular black font on the package. The recent amendment also gives to the tobacco shops the opportunity to sell their existing stock of “regular” packaged tobacco products once the plain packaging regulation becomes effective. “This is a most welcome change” Antal Lengyel, chairman of the Hungarian Tobacco Retailers Alliance announced. “We prepared a detailed and well-reasoned request to the Government to defer this regulation, because we think Hungarian tobacco retailers are not yet prepared for plain packaging” he added. “The fluctuation and lack of organised training of tobacco shop staff would have caused serious problems if plain packaging had been introduced as planned. We are happy that the Government introduced a change that is in accord with our views.”

  • 28/09/2018

    AUSTRIA: The Austrian Tobacco retailers have been allowed to sell coffee to go since 1 September.

    Customers can drink it on the spot or take it out. In Austria, tobacco shops have the right to sell a limited list of products. Although it is common in many countries, the sale of coffee to go in tobacco shops was forbidden in Austria, until now. According to the WKO (The Austrian Association of Tobacco Retailers) the sale of coffee to go will bring more customers into their retail shops. Not only smokers will come but also people who never walk into a tobacco shop. Moreover, the WKO reminds that in many villages, they are the last shops still operating. This additional product will allow Tobacconists to provide customers with a larger range of products.

  • 09/04/2018

    ITALY: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AVAILABLE ONLY IN TOBACCO SHOPS OR IN POINTS OF SALE AUTHORIZED BY THE ITALIAN CUSTOMS AND MONOPOLY AGENCY

    At the end of a long process concluded with the last budget law, electronic cigarettes with and without nicotine can be sold only in tobacco shops and other places expressly authorized. Online sales are prohibited. The tobacconists are automatically authorized and therefore they can sell electronic cigarettes without any specific authorization. For other shops, it is necessary to submit an application to the Customs and Monopoly Agency and wait for the authorization to be issued on the basis of objective and subjective requirements established in a recent directorial decree. Only local shops wishing to treat these products as the main activity, pharmacies and para-pharmacies may apply for such authorization. The authorization is valid for two years and is renewable after the verification of the existence of the requirements.

  • 09/04/2018

    FRANCE: The French government is raising cigarette prices

    In March the price of a packet of cigarettes went up by 1 euro. Now, with cigarette packets as expensive as 8 Euros, smoking represents a significant budget. French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn and French Budget Minister Gérald Darmanin hope that such prices will encourage smokers to quit tobacco and prevent younger adults from smoking. The objective to reduce smoking rates in France seems to be a priority for the government. This is the second price increase in under a year. Other, similar measures are expected in the coming years. The price of a single packet of cigarettes should reach 10 Euros by November 2020.

  • 09/04/2018

    GREECE: E-cigarette ban in public spaces across Greece

    Electronic cigarettes fall under the same restrictions as cigarette smoking, the Council of State plenary ruled on Monday, including a ban on their use in public spaces, transportation and in advertisements. In its ruling, the court rejected a petition by the Association of Greek e-cigarette Businesses to cancel a series of decisions on its restricted use, adding that the group however could seek to recover losses.

  • 09/04/2018

    AUSTRIA: Austria scraps smoking ban in bars and restaurants

    The Austrian parliament voted in late March to drop plans to introduce a smoking ban in bars and restaurants. MPs voted to overturn the planned ban despite public protests and a petition which attracted more than 500,000 signatures. The country allows people to light up in restaurants and bars so long as they sit in a separate area. Bars smaller than 50 square meters (540 square feet) have the right to allow smoking throughout the premise.

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  • 3/1/2019

    A ECTR MEETING IN ATHENS TO ANTICIPATE MARKET TRENDS

    On 19 June 2018, the members of the European Confederation of Tobacco Retailers met in Athens to talk over the sector's priorities and anticipate market trends.

    After a warm welcome, the Chairman of the Greek Federation of Kiosks Mr. Theodoros Mallios explained that in Greece most tobacco products are sold in kiosks. However, the number of kiosks has gone down from 12,000 to just over 6,000 outlets since 2010. A sharp decline not only due to the crisis but also to an unprecedented increase in tobacco taxation. In order to cope with the unfavourable economic context, Greek kiosks had to structurally transform their retail outlets while keeping their unique character of driving spirit of their neighbourhoods.

    Moreover, the manager of the Austrian Monopoly Mr. Hannes Höfer, who was invited by the ECTR’s members to attend their meeting, took the opportunity to announce his intention to develop regular exchanges with the supervisory authorities of the countries of the ECTR’s members.

    The traceability system, required by the last EU Tobacco Directive, was a major topic of the meeting. According to ECTR’s Members, the new provisions for traceability pose relevant challenges for their implementation, especially in Spain and Austria.

    On the other hand, the ECTR’s members recognize that Tobacco track and trace system is a key instrument in the fight against cigarettes smuggling. Nevertheless, they hope it will not bring additional costs to the tobacco retailers.

    About the ongoing debate of the legalization of the cannabis, i.e. CBD, the ECTR’s members see that there are huge differences between States in legal and trading approaches. They reckon this product requires a European regulation to allow States to control it to the final consumer.


    Theodoros Mallios, chairman of the Greek Federation of Kiosks.

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