TOBACCO EUROPE OPENS A NEW CHAPTER FOR EUROPE’S CIGARETTE INDUSTRY

Statement

‘CECCM’ - a well-known brand on the Brussels scene for over 30 years is being replaced by a new identity, complemented by a new logo connecting our industry more closely with our agricultural heritage. The new name and logo will be rolled out across all communications tools as from today demonstrating an exciting evolution for the organisation, which proudly represents Europe’s cigarette manufacturing sector.


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Priorities

Tobacco Europe is the primary point of contact for questions about the tobacco industry and cigarette manufacturing. We are a non-commercial industry association with a 30 year history of working with policymakers in Brussels.


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Our Activities

About Us


Regulation of tobacco products is complex. Our task is to bring together three of Europe’s largest cigarette manufacturers and put forward their common views on regulation and policy. We believe Tobacco Europe has a really important role in helping regulators agree on evidence-based rules which take the needs of smokers into account. It is a role we take seriously. As manufacturers, we have an important role to play in alerting policymakers to instances where regulation is leading to unintended consequences for consumers.




  • TOBACCO JOBS
  • MEMBERS
  • VOLUMES AND SALES
  • ILLICIT TRADE
  • TAX REVENUE
  • VALUE CHAIN

Tax, Price & Consumption

Tax levels and structures have a significant influence on the ability of Governments to achieve revenue objectives. As there are wide differences between individual countries the optimal tax levels and structures will vary greatly. Tobacco Europe believes that Member State regulators should take this into consideration when determining their tobacco tax policies. We believe that future EU legislation should continue to respect tax sovereignty and affordability, while allowing the Member States make decisions based on their national circumstances. Excessively high levels of tax that do not take into account the affordability of products may negatively impact tax revenue and distort the legal market.