Excise duties levied on alcohol and tobacco products represent important sources of revenue for governments throughout the world. The loss of those revenues through the proliferation of transit fraud and counterfeit product can have significant effects on many aspects of fiscal and economic growth.
De La Rue pioneered a solution 'tax stamps' which has proved successful for over 150 years and continues to protect government revenues all over the world. Now vastly more sophisticated to keep ahead of counterfeiters and organised crime, these stamps, fixed on alcohol bottles and cigarette packs, are themselves highly secure documents at the cutting edge of De La Rue's expertise and innovation in this field.
We can offer end-to-end solutions from the initial design of the stamp with various security features, through production of numbered stamps, tracking, reconciliation, data management and bureau facilities. Alternatively we can supply component solutions such as holographic foils or base stock printing to support a local solution.