Tobacco Track and Trace – are you ready?

From 20th May 2019, the tobacco regulations are changing again and Bestway is here to help . . .

What is Tobacco Track and Trace?

This is a new government legislation, which means that anyone selling cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco products will need to register for their own unique operator 'codes' in order to purchase and sell tobacco, so all sales of tobacco can be tracked and traced back to where they came from.

What do you need to do if you sell tobacco?

The regulations require all retailers to have an Economic Operator Identifier Code (their own unique code registered to their business) and a Facility Identifier Code (a unique code for each store or premises which sells tobacco). From 20th May 2019 you won’t be able to buy Track and Trace cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco products without these codes.

To obtain the codes, retailers must apply to a government appointed ID issuer.

You have two options

Bestway can apply to the government appointed ID issuer on your behalf for the codes you will require to purchase tobacco.

To do this simply fill in the application.

Click here

Alternatively you can apply directly yourself

Click here

Important Update

If you have already applied for EOIC and FIC codes, then you do not need to apply again, and you will receive your codes imminently.

Rest assured, we still have non-Track and Trace tobacco stock available for you to buy, of all tobacco lines. You do not need eoic or fid codes to buy this stock. You can purchase these on our website, via our app or in a Bestway or Batleys depot. Once again please be assured we will get you your Track and Trace codes well before the Track and Trace stock appears in the market.

Find out more about Track and Trace here