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 stamp and traceability systems, 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 as an authoritative voice for the tax stamp community. We currently have 28 members from 18 different countries and growing!

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

Press Releases

10 Jun 2024

2024 Interview with an ITSA Member – Chanwanich Security Printing

In this month’s interview with a member of the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA), we delve into Thailand’s tax stamp and security printing market courtesy of Chanwanich CEO Ronnachai Kongboonma, exploring how the nation’s industry has developed over the past century and how it’s likely to evolve in the coming …

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30 Apr 2024

Interview with an ITSA Member – Securikett

In our third 2024 interview with a member of the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA), we speak to Marietta Ulrich- Horn, Co-Founder and CEO of Securikett. As both an entrepreneur and scientist, and with a background in social and cultural anthropology and business administration, Marietta focuses on research and development …

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25 Apr 2024

Interview with an ITSA Member – JURA

In our second 2024 interview with members of the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA), we speak to Barna Barabás, Co-Managing Director of JURA, a global brand name in security printing. Barna’s responsibilities lie in research and development, marketing, and operations, while Co-Managing Director Kálmán Manhercz covers sales and the company’s …

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An introduction to the international standard for tax stamps

Document distributed as part of Ian Lancaster’s workshop on the review of ISO Standard 22382

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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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Click above to view ITSA’s workshop presentation to revenue authorities at the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum, 2 October 2023


A new labelling technique developed by South Korean researchers would allow QR codes to be printed directly onto food such as fruit.

How can counterfeit cigarettes be identified? Ukrainian forensics experts explain, with steps including a packaging check, tax stamp examination and a biological study of the tobacco itself.

ICYMI: last month, we featured the shocking tale of how counterfeit postage stamps infiltrated the UK. Find out how this reads across to tax stamps, and why combining physical and digital security elements is key.

The banknote industry often remarks on the restrictions imposed by limited real estate on money, but tax stamps are typically 10x smaller! Luminescence Sun Chemical Security explores how complex, multilevel security features fit into such a tiny space.

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