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ITSA in Tobacco Reporter – April 2021

Nicola Sudan, ITSA General Secretary, tells Tobacco Reporter how the massive rise in illicit trade during the pandemic is expected to boost demand for security and authentication devices to better protect brands, as well as secure government tax revenues (pages 36 and 38)

ITSA in Tax Stamp & Traceability News – December 2020

It may not have been like the in-person seminars we’re all accustomed to, or yearning for, but we were very happy to report that the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) webinar for the Latin American region, held on 3 December under the title ‘Illicit Tobacco during Lockdown: Controlling Tobacco in …

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 …