Tax Stamps and Track & Trace Systems

The World Bank, the WHO, the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive and the IMF see the introduction of anti-counterfeiting measures, such as forgery-proof tax stamps and track & trace systems, as a must in combatting tobacco smuggling and counterfeiting.

An NSV system ensures that governments track the supply chain of the tobacco and alcoholic products.

Benefits to governments:

  • profitable financial model for governments ensures instant economic effect
  • comprehensive approach – based on internationally recognized framework
  • Ease of use – excise stamps authenticity is easily verified,.

System components:

  • Excise stamp with enhanced security features – holographic security element with a spectral component
  • Hand-held control device – electronic device to validate the hologram spectral component
  • Integrated management information system – for product control throughout the supply chain