Issues

Design or Systems: Which Should Rule?

Design or Systems: Which Should Rule?

June 2017 (Volume 9)

In the previous issue of Tax Stamp News™ there was an informative article about the tobacco tax stamp that has been used in the US state of Michigan since 2015, which was illustrated with a photo of this stamp. That shows that around half the front surface is taken up with a holographic representation of a map of the state, with the other half taken up by a serialised QR code.

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The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA)

ITSA Highlights Fundamental Codentify Flaws

May 2017 (Volume 9)

In a recent positioning statement, ITSA (which is the global trade body for the tax stamp industry) says that the Codentify® coding system for product traceability (now also known as Inexto Suite) fundamentally fails to deliver the protective measures stipulated by the WHO FCTC Protocol and EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)

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