Tax Stamps: A Technical Study and Market Report

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The definitive source of data and analysis on the tax stamp market worldwide for spirits and cigarettes


Tax Stamps: a Technical Study and Market Report is the only survey to examine and analyse the global tax stamp market for alcohol and tobacco. It provides invaluable insight into how governments can develop effective tax revenue collection regimes through the use of tax stamps, and how suppliers of components, products and systems can both drive forward the market for tax stamps, and benefit from the growing opportunities these provide.

The 2nd edition was published in 2012.


  • The history and development of tax stamps
  • The growth of tax evasion and counterfeiting
  • The benefits of tax stamp programs
  • International regulations and legal frameworks
  • How tax stamp programmes work
  • Technologies for production, application and authentication
  • The digital revolution
  • Investigagion, control and enforcement
  • Market analysis – global and regional use of tax stamps
  • Case studies
  • Future opportunities and requirements
  • Click here to read more about the background to the Report and its contents

How You Will Benefit

Governments and issuers

Minimise fraud and maximise your tax returns by learning about best practice from countries across the world; read about state-of-the-art security products and systems to specify for your tax stamps;

Tobacco and alcohol manufacturers and distributors

Find out what systems operate around the world and how you can help shape these and turn tax stamp programmes to your advantage;

Printers and producers

Find suppliers of equipment, systems of components to improve cost-effectiveness and benefit your tax stamp customers with the latest and most effective anti-fraud components. Find the contacts at other countries where you could nurture new customers

Component, system and material suppliers

Learn who does what in the issuance, specification, design and production of tax stamps around the world. Learn what works and what issuers want.

Who Should Read It

  • Tax stamp issuing authorities (ministries of finance, revenue, treasury departments)
  • Customs and excise departments
  • Law enforcement and investigative services
  • Manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers of tobacco and alcohol products
  • Security printers – state-owned and commercial
  • Security labelling and converting companies
  • Systems and equipment manufacturers
  • Project manager and systems integrators
  • Suppliers of security substrates, components, authentication technologies

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