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New Tenders Emphasise Need for Traceability on Multiple Products

Over the past few months, a number of interesting tenders for tax stamps and track and trace systems have been issued by various revenue authorities across the world. Most of these tenders are characterised by two things: 1) their need for extensive systems that cover physical tax stamps, secure track and trace, and even production line monitoring; 2) their need for systems that cover a wide range of products.

Tenders - June 30, 2021 midnight

Uganda Tax Stamp Programme Smashes Performance Targets

Following the 2019 launch of its tax stamp and traceability programme on locally manufactured and imported beer, spirits, wine, soda, mineral water and tobacco products, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has far exceeded some of the key performance targets set for the programme.

Country Profiles - June 29, 2021 midnight

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