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SICPATRACE FCTC

SECURING THE FUTURE OF TOBACCO CONTROL
 

The growth in the illicit trade in tobacco products remains a worrying worldwide phenomenon as it provides an enduring source of funding for organized crime and terrorist activities; these potential threats must be acknowledged and tackled as a national and international priority.

The moment your country commits to the FCTC Protocol, our team of scientists and engineers are ready to provide a scalable solution based on modular architecture for tobacco control that is fully compliant with the FCTC Protocol and enables your government to reduce illicit trade and increase tax revenue.

SICPA Trusted Partner FCTC

SICPATRACE® is an evolving and proven solution for marking and tracing sensitive goods as well as tobacco products: 

  • Ensuring compliance with regulations
  • Enhancing public health
  • Optimizing tax revenues 
  • Facilitating trusted trade
     

SICPATRACE® FCTC module has been developed to be fully compliant with the FCTC protocol:

fctc compliant solution for production control and traceability
PRODUCT MARKING

• Multi-layered security
• Secure stamp
• On-product marking
• Aggregation

DISTRIBUTION TRACK & TRACE

• Shipment data collection
• Interoperable open architecture (GS1 and EPCIS Standards)
• Compliant with FCTC, WCO & international regulations

CONSUMER VERIFICATION

• Connect & engage with citizens
• Help consumers identify illicit cigarettes, which can be even more harmful than legal ones
• Detect hot spots of suspicious goods

INSPECTION & ENFORCEMENT

• Inspection resources optimization
• Enforceable evidence of non compliance collected from the field
• Enrich risk analysis system with valuable field data

ADMINISTRATION

• User management
• Taxation schemes
• Integration with existing systems from tax and customs authorities

DATA SERVICES

• Monitor domestic production & imports
• Monitor operational KPIs
• Target suspicious activities
• Inspection planning

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BEST PRACTICES TO OPTIMALLY IMPLEMENT THE FCTC PROTOCOL IN YOUR COUNTRY

Best practice #1
TRACKING AND TRACING BASED ON SECURE AND SERIALIZED TAX STAMP

Where should the different components of the unique identification marking be applied?

    TRACKING AND TRACING BASED ON SECURE AND SERIALIZED TAX STAMP
    UNIQUE IDENTIFIER

    Unique Identifier (UID) pre-printed on the tax stamp, in machine-readable form (2D barcode) and humanreadable text (alphanumeric string)

    PRODUCT INFORMATION

    Information on the product available at the time of manufacturing. Can be printed in machine-readable and/or human-readable form:
    (a) date and location of manufacture;
    (b) manufacturing facility;
    (f) the intended market of retail sale;
    (g) product description.

    SHIPMENT AND INVOICING INFORMATION

    Information available at the time of manufacturing or at time of shipment. Can be made accessible via a link to the national repository, using UIM1 as a key:
    (c) machine used to manufacture tobacco products;
    (d) production shift or time of manufacture;
    (e) the name, invoice, order number and payment records of the first customer who is not affiliated with the manufacturer;
    (h) any warehousing and shipping;
    (i) the identity of any known subsequent purchaser;
    (j) the intended shipment route, the shipment date, shipment destination, point of departure and consignee.

    SECURE TAX STAMP

    Secure tax stamp with full range of authentication elements (overt, covert, semi-covert) as required to make the marking “secure”

    Best practice #2
    TRACKING AND TRACING BASED ON SECURED DIRECT MARKING

    Where should the different components of the unique identification marking be applied?

      TRACKING AND TRACING BASED ON SECURED DIRECT MARKING
      UNIQUE IDENTIFIER

      Unique Identifier (UID), in machinereadable form (2D barcode) and human-readable text (alphanumeric string)

      PRODUCT INFORMATION

      Information on the product available at the time of manufacturing. Can be printed in machine-readable and/or human-readable form:
      (a) date and location of manufacture;
      (b) manufacturing facility;
      (f) the intended market of retail sale;
      (g) product description.

      SHIPMENT AND INVOICING INFORMATION

      Information available at the time of manufacturing or at time of shipment. Can be made accessible via a link to the national repository, using UIM1 as a key:
      (c) machine used to manufacture tobacco products;
      (d) production shift or time of manufacture;
      (e) the name, invoice, order number and payment records of the first customer who is not affiliated with the manufacturer;
      (h) any warehousing and shipping;
      (i) the identity of any known subsequent purchaser;
      (j) the intended shipment route, the shipment date, shipment destination, point of departure and consignee.

      SECURE TAX STAMP

      Secure tax stamp with full range of authentication elements (overt, covert, semi-covert) as required to make the marking “secure”

      SECURE UNIQUE IDENTIFIER

      UIM printed by independent provider, using security ink that includes covert authentication elements, required to make the UIM “secure”

      SICPA, YOUR TRUSTED PARTNER FOR GLOBAL FCTC PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION

      If you have any questions, please contact us at security.solutions@sicpa.com

       

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