Investors with business activities in the field of tobacco commerce
should be familiar with the applicable legislation in this domain. Those who want to set up a company
producing or selling tobacco
have to comply with certain rules that regulate the industry. As a general rule, persons buying tobacco in Czech Republic
are required to have an age above 18 years old.
It is important to know that smoking or the selling of tobacco
are forbidden in schools, theaters, cinemas or sports establishments. It is also forbidden to smoke
in bus and trams stations and this rule has been available for a decade, as it was imposed in 2006; our team of Czech company formation specialists
can provide a comprehensive presentation on the tobacco market
available in Czech Republic
Tobacco legislation in Czech Republic
Investors who want to set up business
in the tobacco industry in Czech Republic
are advised to study the legislation regulating the consumption of tobacco
. It is important to know that the Czech government
approved in July 2015 a draft which imposes new rules for the tobacco
and alcohol industry. The Act stipulates that smoking
will be banned in all public indoors facilities, no exceptions accepted.
Sale of tobacco, according to the new Act
An important aspect of the new law stipulates the ban of tobacco sale in the following establishments:
• healthcare facilities;
• school facilities;
• other facilities in which children may be present.
The sale of tobacco is allowed to be performed through vending machines only if the seller can impose a measure that will guarantee that the buyer is above 18 years old. The same rule is applicable in the case of on-line sales; tobacco industry is taxed with a consumption tax, which represents the excise tax applicable to several products.