TAE Statement on the Revision of the Tobacco Directive
The Taxpayers Association of Europe has been monitoring the discussion about the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive 2001/37/EG closely for some time now. However, recently published media articles further detailed the proposal currently being drafted by the Commission’s Directorate General Health and Consumers. It seems that the proposed regulation is targeting a full standardization of tobacco packs and products, including appearance and design. As an organization representing the interests of 30 different tax payer associations, this development is a major cause of concern for us.
For that reason we informed all EU-Finance-Ministers and responsible EU-Commissioners to take action.
Download of the sample letter with background information (October 11, 2012)