Wholesale of tobacco products in Sweden are subject to a permit. You as a wholesaler should have knowledge about how tobacco products are regulated in Sweden.
Wholesale of tobacco products
When providing tobacco products to other wholesalers or retailers in Sweden, you should know the following:
Wholesale of tobacco products are subject to a permit. You apply for a permit at the local municipality. The municipality may charge fees for the permit.
If you have any questions about marketing of tobacco products, please contact the Swedish Consumer Agency.
You, as an economic operator, and your facility or facilities must have identification codes issued by the national ID issuer. This is so deliveries of tobacco products can be registered in the traceability system.
Packaging of tobacco products that lacks health warnings or does not meet the legal requirements of the health warnings may not be provided to retailers in Sweden. You may also not supply tobacco products to retailers in Sweden if traceability labelling and security features are missing.
Factsheet informing about the new rules for the selling of tobacco that come into force on 1 July 2019. Wholesalers who wish to sell tobacco products to parties other than consumers must now apply for a permit from the municipality in order to do so.
Apply for a permit of wholesale to the municipality in Sweden
Wholesale of tobacco products in Sweden requires a permit. You apply for a permit at the local municipality. A self-monitoring programme must be attached to the application.
A permit must be applied to the municipality where the company has its registered office. Please contact the municipality for more information about the application.
If the company does not have a registered office in Sweden, a permit must be applied to the municipality where the company has a permanent place of business. Please contact the municipality for more information about the application.
Self-monitoring and self-monitoring programme
A wholesaler of tobacco products must practice self-monitoring and ensure that an appropriate self-monitoring programme exists and is enforced.
The self-monitoring programme and other information needed for the municipality must be attached when you apply for a permit for wholesale of tobacco products. Any changes to submitted information must be reported immediately to the municipality.