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Quarantining Illicit Tobacco – Tobacco Control through the Lens of COVID-19

Webinar 1 October 2020 with Christine Macqueen, Andrew Gilbert and Nicola Sudan     Slide deck


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 …


Quarantining Illicit Tobacco – Tobacco Control through the Lens of COVID-19

Webinar 23 July 2020 with Christine Macqueen, Nicola Sudan, Tim Driscoll and Mark Deakes Slide deck


ITSA hits back over tax stamp criticism

ITSA has responded to criticism of tax stamps in a new report on the impact of blockchain technology on excise duty payments.


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 with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and its Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (Protocol).


EUCJ rejects legal appeal against Tobacco Products Directive

ITSA has criticised the decision to reject its legal claim against the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), calling it “disappointing and curious”.


Recruitment campaign aims to stamp out fraudulent trade

Building on its success, ITSA is now looking to widen its membership base to include government authorities, universities, foundations, NGOs and other associations.


The Revolution in Excise Stamps and Programmes

Presented at the High Security Printing EMEA conference in March 2020, Lisbon, Portugal by Barna Barabas (Jura)


ITSA Guideline

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


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