OpSec Security tax stamp solutions are proven to protect Government tax revenues and trace excisable products throughout the complete supply chainThe global trade in counterfeit and smuggled excisable products such as tobacco is worth many billions of US dollars. The effects on industries and the businesses that operate within them can be devastating, as well as causing huge losses in tax revenue to governments. OpSec’s modular suite of digital tax stamp solutions are proven to successfully combat this illicit trade and increase excise revenues, as well as enable governments to meet their obligations under the FCTC ITP Protocol.
Uncompromised Optical Security FeaturesOpSec’s secure tax stamps are produced by combining banknote level security print and OVD (Optically Variable Device) technology that provide market-leading security features at overt, covert and forensic levels. OpSec optical security experts work with our local partners and government enforcement to ensure the ideal set of security features are chosen and provide full training and tools to enable effective authentication of all stamps found within the supply chain.
OpSec® Insight Track & TraceOpSec’s proprietary Insight track and trace platform has been developed to offer a flexible and robust tax stamp traceability solution from UID (Unique Identifier) creation through to manufacturing, application and throughout the complete supply chain. Because every country has its own unique supply chain infrastructure and legal framework, OpSec works closely with our local partners and government clients to provide a complete audit of the industry from the outset, enabling an effective traceability solution to be planned, resourced and successfully implemented. The World Health Organization’s FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) Treaty is further changing the way tobacco products are marked and tracked throughout the supply chain. OpSec’s excise tax stamp solutions can provide all elements of an independent, FCTC compliant track and trace solution including UID request management, production monitoring, product aggregation, supply chain management and enforcement reporting.
OpSec® Insight Mobile AuthenticationThe OpSec® Insight mobile application is capable of both providing enforcement officers with live and dynamic supply chain data as well as authenticating specific security features within the tax stamp – all using a standard iOS or Android mobile phone technology. The result is a fast, reliable and trusted mobile enforcement solution ensuring any effort to replicate or emulate a stamp be immediately highlighted upon mobile interrogation.
Experience & PartnershipsOpSec has almost 40 years’ experience implementing high security solutions for government clients. This expertise ensures that each tax stamp program is managed by project managers and technical staff who completely understand the global tax stamp market and have proven implementation experience. The success of existing OpSec tax stamp programs in Europe, Africa and Americas is a testament to the dedication of the internal implementation teams and our network of global partners.
6 MOS to fully implement Malta's digital tax stamp program and TPD UID Issuance
85% increase for Mozambique’s alcohol excise revenue in the first year of the program
$15M in U.S. dollars, increase in Michigan's cigarette tax revenue in the first year of the program
- Illicit trade produces 600 billion cigarette sticks per annum (circa. 11% of cigarette trade)
- Losses to government revenue as a result of counterfeit tobacco products total over $40 billion annually
- Funds gained from this illicit trade are known to support serious organized crime and terrorist organizations
- The World Health Organization (WHO) FCTC treaty provides an internationally coordinated response to combating the global tobacco epidemic and sets out specific responsibilities for governments addressing tobacco use, including the combating of illicit trade
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