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Bahrain Launches Tax Stamps on Cigarettes

The National Bureau for Revenue (NBR) in Bahrain has launched its digital tax stamp and traceability system on cigarettes, following the signing of a contract with De La Rue in 2021.

Country Profiles - May 3, 2022 midnight

No Way Back for South Africa’s Legal Tobacco Market?

Eighteen months after lifting its cigarette ban, South Africa still struggles with inflated illicit sales, proving that the experts were right when they said the ban would entrench illicit trade into the day-to-day life of the country and make it very difficult to eradicate.

Tobacco - April 4, 2022 midnight

Pakistan Revenue’s New Mantra: ‘No Production Without Taxation’

During a recent symposium on the implementation of track and trace in the fertiliser sector, Pakistan’s FBR declared that, given the proven success of the system on tobacco and sugar, its aim going forward was to ensure ‘no production without taxation’ across the country.

Track and Trace - April 4, 2022 midnight

How Taiwan's Consumer Reward Scheme Has Increased Government Revenue

Part of any anti-illicit product strategy should ideally include measures to reduce consumer demand for illicit products in the first place. While such measures could include imposing penalties on consumers for buying illicit goods, Taiwan has gone in the opposite direction with a scheme that rewards consumers for buying genuine, compliant goods.

Country Profiles - February 14, 2022 midnight

Ecuador Under Pressure?

In the August 2021 issue of Tax Stamp & Traceability News™, we covered some rather controversial changes that Ecuador’s tax authority, Servicio de Rentas Internas (SRI) had pushed through back in April in the form of Resolution NACDGERCGC21-00000019.

Country Profiles - January 19, 2022 midnight

Pakistan Reports 11% Higher Sugar Tax Revenues

Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has reported 11% higher tax revenues from the sugar sector, following the expansion of its tax stamp and track and trace system in November last year (the system was initially launched on domestically produced tobacco products earlier in 2021).

New Programmes - January 18, 2022 midnight

Kenya Rolls Out New Generation Tax Stamps

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has rolled out a new generation of serialised tax stamps for excisable goods as part of its strategy to continuously review and improve the security features of the stamps.

Country Profiles - December 20, 2021 midnight

Guam Tax Stamp Procurement Fails

The procurement of cigarette tax stamps for the US island territory of Guam has gone back to square one, as only one bid was received for supplying the stamps, and that bid was rejected for not meeting all the requirements, advised Marie Lizama, Deputy Director at the Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT).

Country Profiles - December 20, 2021 midnight