EU consultation on new tobacco rules

Get involved and join forces to prevent the EU from reaching into shop coffers

The EU Commission is preparing a new tightening of the rules for tobacco and e-cigarettes. While consumers are threatened with new restrictions and controls, the planned levelling out of the tobacco market is above all a major attack on the turnover and profits of the trade.
There will soon be an opportunity to comment on the EU Commission's plan in a public consultation. Participation by every single retailer is crucial to send a strong signal to the EU Commission: These plans must be stopped.
After the launch, the Federal Association of the Tobacco Industry and Novelty Products (BVTE) will prepare a guide for participation together with the trade associations of the sector BTWE and BDTA as well as the Central Association of the Petrol Station Trade (ZTG). This will guide interested traders step-by-step through the consultation process. These instructions, together with other helpful information, will be widely distributed in the trade and will also be available on this page:

The consultation has not yet been launched. If you do not want to miss the start, you can register on the EU Commission's website in three simple steps and be automatically notified of the start:

  • follow the above link to the EU Commission's website, scroll all the way down to "Request automatic notifications".
  • click on "Register". Click on "Sign up". Now simply register by social media account or by e-mail address. Attention: Registration by e-mail must be confirmed via e-mail in your inbox (also check your spam folder).
  • After logging on to the EU Commission's website, scroll all the way down again, tick "Notify me of changes to this initiative" and click on "Save". Done.


Alternatively, they can register the BVTE initiative "Dein Ding! Say no to more bans".  Here we keep you informed about the EU reforms in order to prevent the EU Commission from reaching into the coffers together with other stakeholders.