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 15ย different countries and growing!

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

Press Releases

15 Nov 2021

ITSA CALLS FOR EU TPD IMPROVEMENTS

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) is calling for improvements to a directive that controls the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products in the European Union. ITSA believes that while the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which is currently undergoing a mandatory review, has been very effective in some …

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13 Sep 2021

ITSA Welcomes New Member

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) is delighted to announce that a new member has joined its ranks as of August 2021: Demax Holograms Plc, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. As well as being a leading security printer, Demax Holograms is one of the worldโ€™s largest manufacturers of security holograms, with …

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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 Yaรฑez 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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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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Congratulations to the Chilean tax authority (SII) for significantly increasing cigarette tax collections as a result of its #taxstamp and #traceability programme. https://taxstamptraceabilitynews.com/news/2021/nov/30/chiles-tobacco-traceability-system-latest-numbers/

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ITSA says although EU Tobacco Products Directive is effective in some areas, improvements needed in other areas. Lessons should be learnt from TPD that authorities adopt as best practice for implementing FCTC Protocol.
https://tax-stamps.org/itsa-calls-for-eu-tpd-improvements/

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