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Tobacco information system

The traceability system for tobacco products is an EU monitoring system for the production and distribution of tobacco products that allows to trace each stage of the tobacco life cycle from the manufacturing facility to the retail outlet. Such traceability allows the national supervisory bodies to trace legal tobacco products from the point of their origin. The Latvian State Radio and Television Centre (hereinafter, the LVRTC) ensures the generation and issue of unique codes pursuant to Cabinet Regulation No. 155 “Regulations Regarding the Traceability System for Tobacco Products” of 9 April 2019, and the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/574.

Why a traceability system is needed for tobacco products

This system ensures that the circulation of tobacco products complies with the requirements of Article 8 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products ratified by the European Union.

​The identifiers of economic operators and objects are published in offline files on the LVRTC website.

 

TRADERS AND OTHER ECONOMIC OPERATORS

Each trader, importer and another economic operator must receive information about its economic operator identifier code (EOID) and facility identifier code (FID). This information will be required to cooperate with delivery partners.

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PRODUCERS AND IMPORTERS

Manufacturers and importers have to enter into an agreement with the LVRTC on the use of the service and testing environment required for integration development and testing of their solutions. To sign the agreement, please send your request to info@lvrtc.lv.
When an agreement is formalized, a unique economic operator identifier code (EOID) is granted. The manufacturer registers its facilities and manufacturing equipment, and automatically requests and receives unique product identifiers (UI).

Using the system

EOID and FID are mandatory for all economic operators that are a part of the circulation system of tobacco products:

• importers;
• manufacturers;
• excise warehouse operators;
• registered consignees;
• wholesalers and retailers (for each business location).

EOID and FID are not required if:

natural persons import or receive tobacco products in the Republic of Latvia for personal consumption pursuant to the Law on Excise Tax;
legal entities import or receive tobacco products in the Republic of Latvia for internal needs pursuant to the Law on Excise Tax.

Normative documents