About the Tobacco Administration

In order to establish controle in tobacco and tobacco products market, Tobacco Agency was established by Tobacco Law, passed in 2003. New Tobacco Law, passed in 2005, established the Tobacco Administration as administrative entity within the Ministry of Finance, which continued to perform activities of Tobacco Agency.

This Law regulate business activities of all business entities envolved in production, processing and trading of tobacco and/or processed tobacco, manufacturing and trading (wholesale, retail, import and export) of tobacco products and monitoring the market situation of tobacco and tobacco products.

Tobacco Administration keeps the seven registers:

  1. The Register of Tobacco Producers;
  2. The Register of Tobacco Processors;
  3. The Register of Tobacco Product Producers;
  4. The Register of Tobacco Product Wholesalers;
  5. The Register of Importers of Tobacco, Processed tobacco, and Tobacco Products;
  6. The Register of Exporters of Tobacco, Processed tobacco, and Tobacco Products;
  7. The Register of Tobacco Product Brands

and two evidence lists:

  1. Evidence List of Tobacco Producer Individuals;
  2. Evidence List of Tobacco Product Retailers.