European Cigar Manufacturers Association

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

1

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Cigar Manufacturers Association   (ECMA)

    EU Transparency Register

    92802501097-37 First registered on 09 Feb 2009

    Goals / Remit

    ECMA was founded in the early ‘90s as the representative body of the European manufacturers of cigars.

    Today ECMA represents the major cigar manufacturers in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain (including the Canary Islands) and Switzerland. Together the ECMA members account for over 90% of the cigars/cigarillos produced in and exported from the European Union.

    ECMA boasts thirteen family-owned companies as part of its membership. Of the full eighteen ECMA member companies, five fall under the definition of small and medium sized enterprises.

    With a total number of approximately 9 billion cigars/cigarillos being consumed within the European Union each year, cigar consumption represents approximately 1,6% of the total consumption of tobacco products in the European Union. This makes the cigar industry the smallest member of the tobacco family.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC

    - Council Directive 2011/64/EU of 21 June 2011 on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured Tobacco

    - Council Directive 2008/118/EC of 16 December 2008 concerning the general arrangements for excise duty and repealing Directive 92/12/EEC

    - Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

    - Council Recommendation of 30 November 2009 on smoke-free environments

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue Véronèse 73
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue Véronèse 73
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    1

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    0.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 01 Feb 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Paul VARAKAS 17 Nov 2021 17 Nov 2022
    Mr Paul Wujek 22 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2021
    Mr Paul Wujek 08 Aug 2019 08 Aug 2020
    Ms Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 07 Dec 2018 07 Dec 2019
    Ms Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 15 Jan 2018 07 Dec 2018
    Mr Marcel CRIJNEN 15 Jan 2018 12 Jan 2019
    Ms Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 16 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2017
    Mr Marcel CRIJNEN 16 Dec 2016 16 Dec 2017
    Ms Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 05 Jan 2016 16 Dec 2016
    Mr Marcel CRIJNEN 05 Jan 2016 16 Dec 2016
    Ms Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 17 Dec 2014 15 Dec 2015
    Mrs Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 17 Dec 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Marcel CRIJNEN 17 Dec 2014 15 Dec 2015
    Mrs Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 14 Jan 2014 17 Dec 2014
    Mr Marcel CRIJNEN 14 Jan 2014 17 Dec 2014
    Mrs Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 26 Jan 2013 14 Jan 2014
    Mr Marcel CRIJNEN 19 Jan 2013 14 Jan 2014
    Mr Marcel CRIJNEN 26 Oct 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mrs Maria Angeles MARTINEZ PASTOR 20 Feb 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mr Marcel CRIJNEN 20 Dec 2011 26 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Paul Varakas is a Board member and President of the Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) - https://seap.be

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    ECMA is 100% funded by its full members listed above.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Excise Contact Group #E02806#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2806 #Member #C#Civil society, Employees/workers

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    DG TAXUD Excise Contact Group

    DG SANTE EU-CEG stakeholders tobacco

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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