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

Find out more about Track and Trace here