Time to Think About Your Paper for Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum

We are delighted that the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum™ will be returning next year and that the tax stamp community will be able to gather together once again, in person, after what seems like a very long time.

The 2022 event takes place from 16-18 May, in beautiful Malta, and we are now working on a conference programme, which will include workshops, panel discussions and standalone presentations. To this end, we have launched a call for papers, for which revenue authorities, solution providers, NGOs, academics and industry experts in general are invited to submit a 200-word abstract on a subject of their choice.

In particular, we are interested in papers on: 

  • Innovation and emerging technologies for verification, authentication and supply chain security.

  • Solutions for non-cloneable codes.

  • Extension of tax stamp programmes beyond the usual tobacco and alcohol, to products such as cannabis, nonalcohol products, cement, fertiliser, sugar products, fuel marking… and the list goes on.

  • Success stories in terms of increased tax revenues, decreased illicit trade, increased seizures, or other outcomes, as a result of implementing tax stamp programmes.

  • How countries that are party to the FCTC Protocol are preparing themselves for the 2023 deadline for implementing secure track and trace systems on tobacco products.

  • The role of tax stamps within the EU Tobacco Products Directive.

  • Interoperability between different national systems.

  • Tax stamps and traceability as part of an overall excise management system.

  • Market surveillance and point-of-sale monitoring programmes for helping enforcement authorities to identify illicit trade.

  • Practical considerations for implementing tax stamp and traceability programmes.

  • Tax stamp specification and tendering.

  • Design and integration issues.

  • The future of security printing – for example, will traditional and digital printing techniques continue to be used in combination or will digital printing eventually take over? And is digital printing secure enough?

  • Independent studies in illicit trade – what is currently available and where are the gaps?

How to submit your abstract

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send your 200-word abstract by 28 January 2022, to Nicola Sudan (Conference Director) at nicola@reconintl.com, or use the form at https://taxstamptraceabilityforum.com/call-forpapers/.

We also welcome your thoughts on any presenters, papers or themes you would like us to include.