LFMI expert examination of the draft law on supplementing the law on tobacco control

The amendments set forth in the draft law propose that tobacco products manufacturers should be obliged to submit to the State Tobacco and Alcohol Control Service quarterly accounts of tobacco products produced and realized during the respective three-month period. The requirement to provide identical data for the second time increases the burden on business and does not create  any added value; it should therefore be eliminated. State authorities should follow the rule of good public administration, which stipulates that institutions should share the available information and should not impose additional burdens on economic entities by obliging them to provide the same kind of information to different institutions. Therefore, LFMI proposes that the amendments laid down in the draft law be rejected and the illegal requirements in licencing rules be waived.