Trading Tobacco in Cyprus
In order to trade or sell tobacco products in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a licence for the sale of tobacco products by the Municipality, within the boundaries of which the activity will take place, or in any other case by the District Officer of the District within the boundaries of which the activity will take place.
Who is Eligible?
Every physical person or legal entity is eligible to obtain the licence for the sale of tobacco products, provided that the Municipal Council or the District Officer is satisfied that the requirements set by different legislations of the Republic of Cyprus are met.
Where to apply?
The application form for the issuance of the licence for Trade or Sale of Tobacco Products can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the local Municipal Council depending on the location of the premises.
In the case of District Administration Offices, the application form for the issuance of the licence for Trade or Sale of Tobacco Products can be submitted directly at the local District Administration Office and the physical presence of the applicant is required.
What documents should accompany the application?
The application should be accompanied by a copy of identity card or passport.
Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay the licence fee of €51,25 and stamp duty of €0,85 to the local Municipal Council / District Administration Office accordingly. The method of payment depends on the local Municipal Council / District Administration Office
Decision and Notification
The applicant is informed regarding the authorization decision within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.
Licence Validity Period
The licence for the sale of tobacco products is valid until the 12th of the first March following the date of issue; the licence is renewed by following the same procedure as described above.