Less Than Two Weeks Until Track and Trace

ACS is encouraging all convenience store retailers that sell tobacco to apply for the codes they need to comply with upcoming track and trace regulations as there is less than two weeks until track and trace comes into force.

From 30th April, all retailers, including those with one site, were able to apply for the codes that they need to be able to purchase compliant tobacco after the regulations come into force this month.  

The regulations require retailers to have an Economic Operator Identifier Code (registered to their business) and a Facility Identifier Code (for each of their stores) in order to purchase compliant cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco products from 20th May 2019.

Retailers can apply for their Economic Operator Identifier Code here: https://eutpd.uk.delarue.com. The application for EOIC and FIC(s) is a two-step process. First, retailers will need to create an account to apply for their Economic Operator Identifier Code. Once this code has been received by email (which may take up to two working days) retailers can then apply for their Facility Identifier Code(s) by logging into the web portal. To log in, retailers will need to return to the De La Rue website and click ‘forgot your password’. This will set their password for the first time. Retailers will then need to use their email address and password to log into the portal.

Retailers with a large number of sites should also apply to the government appointed ID issuer, De La Rue, as soon as possible. To apply for their Facility Identifier Codes, retailers with multiple sites can request a bulk upload form by emailing Julie.Byers@acs.org.uk.

ACS’ guidance on track and trace, which includes information about the application process, is available to download here: http://bit.ly/trackandtraceguide

Retailers should email customercarecentre@delarue.com if they experience any technical issues when applying for their codes.

This entry was posted by Chloe on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 11:17