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Tabaco ilícito en cuarentena – Control del tabaco en un contexto de COVID-19

Spanish version 3 December 2020 with Juan Carlos Yañez, Michel Jorratt De Luis, Francisco Mandiola and Cédric Pruche Slide deck

Mise en quarantaine du tabac illicite – le contrôle du tabac à travers le prime COVID-19

26 Novembre 2020 – Version Française avec Christine Macqueen et Jérôme Pichot   Slide deck

ITSA in Scientific Review

Parallel Tobacco Trade during COVID-19: From Learnings to Expectations

ITSA in Tax Stamp & Traceability News – October 2020

In October, the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) wrote to Julio Castilla Peláez, President of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (CCCR), responding to an article in the La Nación newspaper titled ‘Traders reject attempt to revive plan to label and monitor liquor’.

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

Amended version of press release dated 22 May 2020, which contained erroneous information. A high-profile trade association has responded to criticism of tax stamps in a new report on the impact of blockchain technology on excise duty payments. The study by Deloitte highlights the potential benefits of using blockchain to …

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”.