Michigan Switches to SICPA for Cigarette Tax Stamps
SICPA has finalised the roll-out of its SICPATRACE® platform in the US state of Michigan, under a new five-year contract with the Department of Treasury.New Programmes - October 31, 2022 midnight Read More
How Much Should Governments Be Paying for Track & Trace?
Although secure track and trace systems are considered one of the most effective measures for reducing illicit trade, some governments are reluctant to implement them because of concerns about their cost.Track and Trace - October 5, 2022 midnight Read More
The Pakistan Tax Stamp and Track & Trace System – Success or Failure?
Every government needs revenue to run the affairs of its country in the best possible manner. Tax evasion and leakages work like a parasite feeding off the overall wellbeing of citizens, which is why every government seeks to plug those leakages, and thus recover lost revenues.Country Profiles - July 29, 2022 midnight Read More
Rajasthan to Implement Holographic Liquor Stamps and End-to-End Track and Trace
The Indian state of Rajasthan is implementing holographic tax stamps and an end-to-end traceability system on liquor products, to allow the state excise department to track and trace each bottle and case of liquor.New Programmes - July 29, 2022 midnight Read More
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 Read More
UK Government Appoints Dentsu Tracking to Provide Tobacco Traceability
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has appointed Dentsu Tracking, a specialised brand of Dentsu International Switzerland, as provider of the UK’s standalone tobacco track and trace system.Track and Trace - February 14, 2022 midnight Read More
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 Read More
Chile’s Tobacco Traceability System: the Latest Numbers
In 2011, Chile began seriously considering implementing a tax stamp and traceability programme, when Michel Jorratt, a member of the Chilean tax authority, Servicio de Impuestos Internos (SII), published a study estimating that over $500 million were being evaded yearly in cigarette tax in Chile.Free - November 30, 2021 midnight Read More
Another Traceability System for Russia… But No Product Marking Required
In July, Russia’s new National Product Traceability System (NPTS) transitioned from being experimental and voluntary, to a mandatory scheme for businesses dealing in certain types of products. The new scheme was implemented alongside the already existing Chestny ZNAK (‘honest mark’) product traceability system, introduced in 2019.Track and Trace - September 23, 2021 midnight Read More