Improving the way tax stamps are developed and used

The International Tax Stamp Association is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in November 2015, that is working to ensure better understanding of the benefits of tax stamps and tax stamp technology, and to promote high professional standards through education, research and advocacy, and by developing and promoting best practice.

ITSA is recognised by government regulators and tax issuing authorities at national and regional level and recognised as an authoritative voice for the tax stamp community. We currently have 24 members from 15 different countries and growing!

If you are interested in joining ITSA then please complete the application form here.

Press Releases

20 May 2021

ITSA Appoints New Board

Following its 4th Annual General Meeting, held in May 2021, the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has appointed four directors to its board. Juan Carlos Yañez Arenas of Thomas Greg & Sons, Gerben van Wijk of Luminescence Sun Chemical Security and Zbigniew Sagan of Advanced Track & Trace, have been …

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23 Apr 2021

ITSA Calls for Tax Stamp Clarity

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) is urging greater clarity around the definition of the tax stamps used to secure excise revenues from tobacco and alcohol products. The move comes in the wake of the continued misuse of the term ‘tax stamp’ by some sector solution providers, which is raising …

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15 Aug 2020

Tax stamps can boost government finances in post-COVID world

Trade bodies, government officials and NGOs have highlighted the crucial role of tax stamp and traceability programmes in boosting government finances strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. An online webinar held by the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) brought together 160 stakeholders from around the world to discuss best practices for …

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Proposal for an FCTC Protocol-Compliant Tobacco Control System Blue Print

Its aim is to contribute to the work being carried out on implementing a tobacco track and trace system compliant …

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ITSA Guideline

Why Tax Stamps Provide the Best Combined Solution for Traceability and Security Features Under the EU Tobacco Products Directive

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UIDs for Tobacco Track & Trace

How to Make Unique Identifiers for Tobacco Track and Trace Secure and Independent from the Tobacco Industry: A Standards-Based Approach

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FYI - Advice of 4th webinar in series on the implementation of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

Mutual Administrative Assistance in tackling illicit trade in tobacco: A tool with huge potential

❗️SAVE THE DATE for the 4th webinar series on the implementation of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

🗓️Wednesday 16 June 2021
⏰14.00-15.30 (CET)
Register here 🔗

Tax Stamp and Traceability News - Europol’s Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2021looking at the dramatic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on organized crime.

#taxstamps #tobacco #covid19

Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the #WHO #FCTC and the Second Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP2) to the Protocol to Eliminate #Illicit #Trade in #Tobacco Products

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