This is a new government legislation, which means that anyone selling cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco products will need to register for their own unique operator 'codes' in order to purchase and sell tobacco, so all sales of tobacco can be tracked and traced back to where they came from.
The regulations require all retailers to have an Economic Operator ID (their own unique ID code registered to their business) and a Facility ID (a unique ID code for each store or premises which sells tobacco). From 20th May 2019 you won’t be able to buy the new Track and Trace cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco products without these codes.
To obtain the codes, retailers must apply to a government appointed ID issuer.
Already have your EOID & FID numbers? Fill them in here.
If you have already applied for EOID and FID codes, then you do not need to apply again, and you will receive your codes imminently.
Rest assured, we still have non-Track and Trace tobacco stock of all lines are available for you to buy. You do not need EOID or FID codes to buy this stock. You can purchase these on our website, via our app or in a Bestway or Batleys depot. Once again please be assured we will get you your Track and Trace codes well before the Track and Trace stock appears in the market.