About Us

Our Mission

The International Tax Stamp Association is a not-for-profit organisation 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.

In particular, we aim to:

Encourage collaboration and exchange best practice between industry, regulators and policymakers

Develop and promote standards for tax stamps that enhance revenue protection and collection, and minimise counterfeiting and illicit trade

Educate stakeholders on the technologies, systems and policies for effective tax stamp programmes

Provide a common voice on the financial and societal benefits of tax stamp programmes


ITSA Code of Conduct

Board of Directors

Zbigniew Sagan


Advanced Track & Trace

Stefaan D’hoore

Luminescence Sun Chemical

Tim Driscoll


Ruggero Milanese


Marietta Ulrich-Horn

Securikett Ulrich & Horn GmbH

ITSA Office

Nicola Sudan

Nicola Sudan

Secretary General

Edward Alaszewski

Edward Alaszewski

Association Executive

Join Us

Benefits of ITSA

Membership of ITSA will allow your business to:

Shape the direction of tax stamp specification, deployment and implementation

Promote the interests of the tax stamp industry and advance the benefits of tax stamp programmes at international, regional and national level, thereby demonstrating your leadership in this field

Contribute to a range of white papers, case studies and position statements, produced by ITSA

Gain valuable ‘face-to-face time’ with tax stamp issuing authorities through regional workshops, conference-related activities, and direct enquiries received by the secretariat and shared with members

In addition, the membership package includes:

Tax Stamp & Traceability News™

A monthly downloadable PDF of the 8-page publication Tax Stamp & Traceability News™  (normal subscription costs £2,260)

Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum™

20% off the delegate fee for attending the annual Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum™,  as well as a discount for sponsoring or exhibiting at the Forum

Tender Alerts

Tax stamp and secure track and trace tender alert notifications, for both the excise goods industry and other industries such as food and pharma

CIN - EU Tobacco Products Directive

The possibility to obtain a unique company identification number (CIN) from ITSA, which is a registered CIN issuer. (All companies wishing to be ID issuers under the EU Tobacco Products Directive must possess their own CINs.)

And lastly, membership of ITSA signifies that you are committed to meeting the rigorous requirements of the Association’s Code of Conduct, thereby assuring your customers, suppliers and partners of ethical business practices and quality products.

How to Join Us

ITSA offers two types of membership:

1Full membership – open to legally incorporated businesses that are suppliers of:

Components and features of tax stamps

Finished tax stamps

Equipment for the design, manufacture, application and authentication of tax stamps, or

Systems for coding and marking tax stamps

All new members must have a legitimate and established interest and business in tax stamps, and must provide evidence of this interest when submitting their application.  All members must also agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2Associate membership – open to government authorities with an interest in tax stamps and associated tax management and track and trace systems. Such authorities include revenue and customs, procurement, regulatory, and enforcement agencies. Associate membership is not open to suppliers of tax stamps or associated components and systems.

Member Rates
Full membership – £5,000 per annum
Associate membership – free of charge

The benefits are the same for both categories, with the exception that associate members do not have voting rights and cannot hold a seat on the ITSA Board.