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Supermarkets may no longer sell cigarettes

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versieEffective date: 1 July 2024

What changes?

Do you own or run a supermarket? Sales of tobacco will be banned from supermarkets. The Dutch Cabinet wants to reduce the number of outlets selling tobacco. In 2024 the sale of tobacco in approximately 6,400 supermarkets will end.

For whom?

  • owners of supermarkets


It is expected this change in law will come into force on 1 July 2024

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant(in Dutch).

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