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Track and Trace

SICPA’s New Platform for Mobilising Excise Revenue

After more than 15 years’ experience in developing and operating SICPATRACE® – a leading product authentication and traceability solution for government authorities – SICPA has launched its latest technology platform: SICPATRACE® Evo.

Organisations - June 29, 2022 midnight

Love Me Tender

In the world of public tenders, the acronyms RFI and RFP, as well as some others, are used on a regular basis by government institutions all over the world, as well as their authorised suppliers and, of course, the media. But does everyone really know what they stand for? And what their usage is, or should be?

Free - June 29, 2022 midnight

Dow to Provide New EU Common Fuel Marker

The European Commission has appointed NYSE-listed Dow (one of the three largest chemical producers in the world) to supply the new common fiscal marker for tax rebated fuels in the European Union.

Fuel Marking - June 6, 2022 midnight

Overview of Tax Stamps in India

While globally, most tax stamps are used on tobacco products at federal level, the situation is somewhat different in India, where almost all tax stamps in circulation are used on alcoholic beverages at individual state level.

Country Profiles - June 6, 2022 midnight

TSTF 2022 in Pictures and Quotes

A snapshot of the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum, Malta. More images and the conference review will be posted on the website shortly

Free - June 6, 2022 midnight

ISO Tax Stamp Standard: Four Years and Counting

The Tax Stamp and Traceability Forum™ was an ideal gathering to learn how ISO 22382:2018, the international tax stamp standard, is being used. It gave the opportunity to hear revenue agencies’ and tax stamp suppliers’ attitude to the standard four years after it was published.

Regulation - June 6, 2022 midnight

Hague Groups Buys PSL Print Management

UK print specialist Hague Group has acquired PSL Print Management, also based in the UK. The acquisition has increased turnover for the enlarged group to £50 million, and makes it one of the largest privately owned print specialist groups in the UK.

Organisations - June 6, 2022 midnight

ITSA Appoints New Board and Chairman

Following its 5th Annual General Meeting, held in May 2022 in Malta during the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum, the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has appointed three directors to its board. Furthermore, ITSA is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chairman.

ITSA - June 6, 2022 midnight

Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum 2022 Malta – A Review

The Tax Stamp and Traceability Forum™ (TSTF) returned as an in-person event in May 2022 with 194 registrants from 99 organisations and 35 countries. The conference was organised into eight sessions spanning two full days plus a pre-conference workshop day.

Events - May 26, 2022 midnight

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

Don’t Miss Cannabis Panel at Tax Stamp Forum

Join us for a cannabis panel discussion on 17 May at the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum in Malta. Technology providers and government representatives will discuss how countries should be dealing with the high earning potential of cannabis versus more traditional tobacco and alcohol products, and will compare different seed-to-sale authentication and track and trace mechanisms for protecting against illicit trade.

Events - May 3, 2022 midnight

Cannabis In The News

A new nationwide study commissioned by SICPA North America shows overwhelming support among cannabis users for more in-depth information about the products they may use.

Cannabis - April 4, 2022 midnight

Delhi to Introduce Liquor in Tetra Pak

After the Indian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa, consumers in Delhi will soon be able to buy liquor in 180ml Tetra Pak containers.

Alcohol-Beverages - April 4, 2022 midnight