i4S matures an innovative project with scientific advice on the development and configuration of automatic alerts to be generated by the EU tobacco traceability system. Such alerts are supposed to direct the enforcement authorities towards potential fraud cases.
The Tobacco Control Unit within the 'Directorate General for Health and Food Safety' of the European Commission enforces the provisions against illicit trade under the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU. An extensive innovation project is currently underway on the development and configuration of an automated alert system to be generated from the data in the EU tobacco traceability system. It is intended that such alerts will direct enforcement agencies to potential fraud cases.