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Latest Tax Stamp and Traceability Developments in Nepal

Nepal has been using excise stamps (hereinafter referred to as tax stamps) for more than two decades now, with the stamps effectively contributing to government tax revenue. Indeed, every year, the Nepalese government generates 57 billion Nepalese rupees ($477 million) from excise duty, value-added tax, and health hazard tax imposed on cigarettes and alcohol.

Country Profiles - April 30, 2021 midnight

Webinar on Non-Cloneable Codes Raises Contentious Questions

A recent webinar, entitled ‘How Non-Cloneable Codes Enable Supply Chain Automation and Credible Traceability,’ has raised contentious questions with regard to the use of physical security features and unique identifying codes as authentication tools.

Track and Trace - March 10, 2021 midnight

OneAgrix Announces Strategic Partnership with INEXTO

OneAgrix, an agriculture and halal food B2B e-commerce platform, and Switzerland-headquartered INEXTO – a cloud-based global tracking systems and brand protection solutions provider – have strategically partnered to facilitate a digital traceability solution for the fast-growing global halal industry.

Track and Trace - March 4, 2021 midnight

Tobacco Track and Trace in Pakistan – Mission Impossible

First, we hear that the Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is on the point of awarding a track and trace contract for tobacco, sugar, cement, fertiliser and beverages to the highest scoring bidder in its latest tender. Then in the next breath, we learn that complaints have been received against the FBR over anomalies in the bid evaluation process.

Country Profiles - March 4, 2021 midnight

What Does the Future Hold for Traceability in Europe?

The European Union represents the world’s first attempt at implementation of wide-scale, multi-country tobacco traceability and the largest iteration of the FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (the Protocol) in action. The implications in relation to one of the world’s largest tobacco market’s interpretation and implementation of the Protocol, as well as the benefits that traceability can provide in terms of combatting illicit trade, has the significant potential to influence tobacco traceability the world over.

Free - February 24, 2021 midnight

Drivers for Smart Packaging

Smart packaging is an area that is pertinent to the interests of our community. It has links to track and trace, product labelling and interaction with the brand through technology. The aim of this article is to take a wider look at trends in smart packaging and consider some of the potential implications for tax stamps and track and trace solutions.

Technology - February 4, 2021 midnight

Delhi Releases High-Security Liquor Labels for Track and Trace

Remember when we wrote a while back in Tax Stamp & Traceability News™ about the very plain, unsecured, serialised barcode label that had been introduced in Delhi, India to track and trace spirits, wine and beer products between distillery and final retailer (TSN January 2016)?

Alcohol-Beverages - January 28, 2021 midnight

The Next Frontier in Cannabis Track & Trace

On 3 November, voters in the United States sent a clear message to policy makers and legislators alike. Those in four states – Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota – approved statewide ballot measures to legalise marijuana for personal use. In addition, voters in Mississippi and South Dakota approved statewide ballot measures to legalise marijuana for medical use.

Cannabis - December 10, 2020 midnight