Traceability system enables the movement of legal tobacco products to be monitored.
The European Parliament and the Council of Europe adopted on April 3, 2014 the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40 /EU 1. The general objective of the Tobacco Products Directive is approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products.
Articles 15 and 16 of the TPD aim to address illicit trade in tobacco products by introducing systems of traceability and security features for these products.
Under the traceability system (Article 15 TPD):
All unit packets of tobacco products produced in, destined for, or placed on the EU market will need to display a unique identifier (with predefined information on location and date of manufacture, destination etc.).
Their movements must be recorded throughout the supply chain (from the manufacturer to the last level before the first retail outlet).
Information on recorded movements will be stored by independent data storage providers (with whom manufacturers and importers of tobacco products will need to sign contracts, to be approved by the Commission), and the data will be made accessible to authorities (Member States and the Commission) for enforcement purposes.
In this way, the traceability system will enable the movement of legal tobacco products to be monitored (tracking) and allow the public authorities to determine at which point a product was diverted into the illicit market, or vice versa (tracing).
Our ID Issuer Suite covers all related functionalities of TPD ID Issuer role :
generation of unique serial numbers on item and aggregated level
registration of economic operators, facilities, machines
deactivation of economic operators, facilities, machines
integrated module for communication with central / secondary repository
flexible administration module
reporting and billing modules
hierarchical model of user roles / permissions
detailed audit trail
mobile application for serial number verification
To enable simple and flexible use and integration ID Issuer Suite offers:
web based GUI interface over HTTPS
REST API service over HTTPS
SFTP based data transfer
HA system architecture for enhanced scalability / performance
Flexible delivery models that can fit multiple customer requirements:
private SaaS delivery model – system used from our data center and private cloud
public SaaS delivery model – system used from public cloud of choice (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
licensed model – system implemented and used from customer’s premises