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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 …


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 …


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 …


Interview with an ITSA Member – OpSec Security

In the first of our 2024 interview series, we explore the tax stamp industry from an insider perspective, delving into its challenges, opportunities, and potential developments with International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) members. This month, the insights are courtesy of Steven Proudfoot, Product Director for OpSec Security’s government solutions business …


The EU Digital Product Passport ITSA’s Recommendations for a Secure and Interoperable Approach

The purpose of this document, prepared by the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA), is to offer recommendations for a secure and interoperable implementation of the European Union’s (EU) Digital Product Passport (DPP). The DPP is likely to have a far-reaching effect on product traceability systems across numerous industries. However, ITSA …


Interviews with ITSA Members 2023 – Common Threads and Differences

Last year, we launched a series of interviews with International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) members to collect personal insights into the advances, challenges and possible future developments shaping the tax stamp industry’s evolution. In this article, we look back at common threads that emerged and where opinions differed, considering how …


Interview with an ITSA Member – Uflex

This month, we are pleased to present the latest entry in our ongoing interview series exploring the professional perspectives of International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) members. Our interview this month is with Mr G P Pathak, Sr Vice President of Uflex Ltd’s Holography Division. Mr Pathak, with a background in …


Tax Stamp Standard Review Is Underway

ISO 22382:2018, is now due its five- year review, in accordance with ISO procedures (the International Organization for Standards). This review has commenced, click the link below for an article by Ian Lancaster, who is leading the review: Go to website


ITSA Counters Claim that Tax Stamp-Based Track and Trace Not Compatible with FCTC Protocol

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has responded to a claim by economic advisory firm Oxford Economics (OE) that tax stamp-based track and trace systems are not compatible with the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, while ‘fully digital’ solutions, based on open standards, are. ITSA …


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