From 20 May 2019 cigarette packaging and related product packaging in the EU must be marked with an individual ID code pursuant to the EU Tobacco Product Directive. Photo: Tim Reckmann@ flickr.com

From 20 May 2019 cigarette packaging and related product packaging in the EU must be marked with an individual ID code pursuant to the EU Tobacco Product Directive. Photo: Tim Reckmann@ flickr.com

EU Tobacco Products Directive: Track and Trace for tobacco products

Serialisation for Tobacco Products

First Phase of the EU Tobacco Products Directive

Large Amounts of Data on Packaging

Philipp Morris is the first company in the world to use a smart tagging system with Sigfox IoT connectivity to locate packaging. Photo: Pixabay

Philipp Morris is the first company in the world to use a smart tagging system with Sigfox IoT connectivity to locate packaging. Photo: Pixabay

Data Matrix, Dotcode or QR?

Use of Sticky Labels Possible

Philipp Morris is Using the Smart Tagging System

Photo: © blende11.photo / fotolia.com

Australia launched so-called plain packaging for cigarettes in 2012. Following on from Great Britain, the Netherlands also wishes to follow this example. Alongside health warnings and photographs, the only thing to be seen will be the name of the manufacturer. Photo: © blende11.photo / fotolia.com

Plain Packaging Abroad

TIGHTLY PACKED