TPD19150 - Advice for Officers
dealing with imported tobacco products: Hand-Rolling Tobacco (HRT),
'pipe' and chewing tobacco: examination and weighing
General guidance on examination and weighing can be found in
C2-3. The following is additional guidance on the weighing of
retail packs of hand-rolling, ‘pipe’ or chewing
Product packed in identical packages/cartons.
- For retail packs weighing 50 grams or
less, 5 retail packs from each carton selected for internal
examination should be net weighed together. The number of packs
weighed from each carton may be reduced, according to local
discretion, for retail packs weighing more than 50 grams.
- All net weighings should be to 0.5
- The total weight of the dutiable product
in each package should be calculated to 0.5 grams.
Product packed in irregular or damaged packages.
Any irregular or damaged packages should be examined
individually and tare weights (weight of packaging) should be taken
as the following units:
- external cartons - 20 gm
- cigar boxes - 5 gm
- internal cartons, wrappers, etc containing
a quantity of retail packs - 2 gm
- other internal packing (eg retail packets
or tins, detachable cigar mouthpieces, ties, etc) - 0.5 gm
For advice on sampling see Section