Traceability system for tobacco products
Economic operators can now register in the productive system to use the traceability system for tobacco products.
Bundesdruckerei is the national issuer for unique identifiers and identification codes
The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) regulates the manufacture, packaging and sale of tobacco products. According to the new TPD, manufacturers, importers and retailers must have introduced the new tracking and tracing system for tobacco products by 20 May 2019. Bundesdruckerei is Germany's ID issuer of the unique identifiers.
The ID issuer:
- provides a registration portal and an ordering Portal
- registers all economic operators involved from industry and commerce
- produces and issues the unique identifiers both in electronic and physical form for individual and aggregated packages
The registration portal of the traceability system for tobacco products can be reached here: https://onboarding.de.id-issuer.eu/
Our step-by-step guide will take you through the registration process. Once you have successfully registered, you can log on to the self-management portal.
Registrations for the identification codes within the scope of the traceability system for tobacco products can be made as soon as the productive system starts. The current version of the Interface Specification can be found here.
More information about the unique identifiers can also be found in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/574. The European Commission also provides a portal with information about the tracking and tracing system and security features. This portal can be found here.
In addition, all reports and records published by the EU Subgroup on Traceability and Security Features can be found at: https://ec.europa.eu/health/tobacco/latest_updates. This subgroup deals, among other things, with issues regarding registration rules and other subjects.
The FAQs are based on the current situation and will be updated at regular intervals.
If you have any questions, contact us:
We will be pleased to assist you.
You can reach our Call and Support Center by sending an e-mail to ID-Issuer [at] bdr.de. Our Call and Support Center is also available 24/7 by calling +49(0)30 2598-4044.