In order for tobacco products to be traceable, they must have a traceability marking that makes it possible to identify, track and search the goods throughout the supply chain from production site to the retail outlet. Products intended for the Swedish market must have unique identifiers issued by the Swedish ID issuer.
Today the rules regarding traceability are applicable to cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco. From May 20th 2024, this applies to all tobacco products manufactured in or imported to the Union.
Cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco supplied to consumers on the Swedish market must be marked with unique identifiers and corresponding human-readable code issued by the Swedish ID issuer.
Format for unique identifiers for aggregated packaging
To simplify the registration of the tobacco products, aggregated packages can be marked with aggregated level unique identifiers (aUI).. The aggregated unique identifiers can be created by the economic operators themselves or by the competent ID issuers after an application for aggregated identifiers from the economic operator.
The aggregated unique identifier must follow the structure in Article 11.1 if generated by the authorized ID issuer. If created by the economic operator it shall consist of an individual code for each generated aggregated unit in accordance with ISO/IEC 15459-1:2014 or ISO/IEC 15459-4:2014 or their latest equivalents.
Information and instructions for encoding and decoding aggregated level UIs is available on the ID issuer webpage, under the section Documents.