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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 …

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’.

ITSA in Product & Image

Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Recurrence of Alcohol Deaths in Costa Rica

ITSA in Securing Industry

Further deaths linked to illicit alcohol in Costa Rica – The death toll being attributed to illicit alcohol in Costa Rica continues to rise, reaching 26 at last count, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

ITSA in Securing Industry

ITSA in Tobacco Reporter

Guidelines issued – To encourage compliance with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has produced an advisory note that analyses the different stages of a full track and trace system.

ITSA in Tobacco Reporter

A recent World Bank report outlined a number of key measures that could reduce illicit activity in the trade of tobacco products, including effective systems that can track the secure movement of cigarettes and other items through the supply chain from production or import to point-of-sale.