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ITSA Welcomes New Member

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) is delighted to announce that a new member has joined its ranks as of August 2021: Demax Holograms Plc, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. As well as being a leading security printer, Demax Holograms is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of security holograms, with …


ITSA Appoints New Board

Following its 4th Annual General Meeting, held in May 2021, the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has appointed four directors to its board. Juan Carlos Yañez Arenas of Thomas Greg & Sons, Gerben van Wijk of Luminescence Sun Chemical Security and Zbigniew Sagan of Advanced Track & Trace, have been …


ITSA Calls for Tax Stamp Clarity

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) is urging greater clarity around the definition of the tax stamps used to secure excise revenues from tobacco and alcohol products. The move comes in the wake of the continued misuse of the term ‘tax stamp’ by some sector solution providers, which is raising …


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 …


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 …


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.