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The crucial role of tax stamp and traceability programmes to boost government finances strained by COVID-19.
Following its successful inaugural webinar on 23 July 2020 – attended by 200 people from revenue agencies, international organisations and ITSA member companies worldwide – ITSA is pleased to announce a second webinar, under the same theme, specifically for attendees in the Asian region (hence the 8am UK start).

So join us for a discussion of best practices for implementing a tobacco control and revenue-raising programme, against the backdrop of the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, and focusing on key points of ITSA’s blueprint for an FCTC-compliant programme .

With the effects of COVID-19 being felt globally, government revenues have dropped, deficits have increased and debt levels have swelled to eye-watering proportions. Meanwhile illicit trade is reported to have accelerated as counterfeiters and organised crime look to capitalise on the mayhem the pandemic has caused. What can governments do to protect their revenues?

Tax stamp and traceability programmes are a proven solution to protect government revenues and secure supply chains, whilst also helping to protect public health, brands and consumer confidence. Whether your country, state or jurisdiction currently uses a tax stamp scheme or is considering introducing such a scheme, find out what a modern tax stamp programme can deliver and why now is the right time to introduce or expand your current scheme. Most new tax stamp schemes have no upfront implementation costs, so governments don't have the hefty financial outlay upfront.

We look forward to meeting you at the webinar to explain this in more detail and to hear your questions and concerns.

Oct 1, 2020 08:00 AM in London

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