The Track & Trace system for tobacco products

Monopolverwaltung GmbH was appointed by the Ministry of Finance on 13 th October 2018 as the ID Issuer for individual identification features for tobacco products.

The ID for the Monopolverwaltung GmbH is: LEAT1

The Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD II) regulates the manufacture, packaging and sale of tobacco products. According to the new TPD, manufacturers, importers and retailers must introduce the new traceability system for cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco by 20 May 2019. The implementation is regulated in the implementing regulation 2018/574.


Tasks of the ID Issuer:

- Provision of a registration portal and an order portal

- Registration of all participating economic operators (producers, wholesalers, first retail outlets)

- Creation and output of individual identifiers in electronic form for single pack (UI) and aggregated packs (apUI)

The Monopolverwaltung GmbH has commissioned the Austrian Federal Computing Center to develop the necessary applications for enforcement of the implementing regulation and to operate the system.