DCTA

Report
WCO: Technology solutions: Secure
marking, authentication and tracking &
tracing to combat illicit trade
D Hubert
Director
3rd July 2014
WHO WE ARE
• Formal Association, registered in Zurich
• Produce 75% of the world’s tobacco products (ex China)
• Raise over US$150 billion in taxes annually
Digital Tax Verification
Track & Trace
Product Authentication
Drive for the adoption of
standards (and approved
solutions) to fight illicit trade in
excisable products.
SEPARATE PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
PROBLEM
SOLUTIONS
Smuggling
Counterfeit
Tax Evasion
Track & Trace
Authentication
Volume/Tax
Verification
Regulatory Response:
• EU Tobacco Products Directive
• FCTC Illicit Trade Protocol
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
Stick
Pack
FCTC Protocol
Carton
Master
Case
EU
Cooperation
Agreement
TPD
Security Feature
(Overt/Covert
Authentication)
TPD
(Beyond
st
1 Customer)
Pallet
Manufacture
On site
Distribution
warehouse
Centre
External
Distributors/
Wholesalers
Retail
Outlet
Consumer
TRACKING & TRACING
Production
Pack
Outer
Internal Distribution
Mastercase
Warehouse 2,
etc.
Warehouse1
Pallet
T&T AIT Portal & Database
External Distribution
1st Customer
2nd Customer
.
T&T regulatory Queries
.
.
Increasing Accuracy/Reliability
PRODUCT AUTHENTICATION
Unique digital codes
Secure/encrypted
Non-proprietary scanners
Overt: Mass authentication
+
combinationCovert: Law enforcement
+
(Confidential: Brand Owner & Government)
Material based
Added to
packaging
Optimum
Proprietary scanners
Intrinsic to packaging: non-material based
Uniqueness of every package
Non-proprietary scanners
Forensic: Evidence in court
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Manufacture
Volume and
tax verification
Distribution
Market
Tracking & Tracing
Based on GS1 & international
technology standards
Enforcement
Product
Authentication
SINGLE POINT OF VERIFICATION
Verification: any time, anywhere
Proven Solution: Based on international marking, data
and technology standards
DCTA: TRACK RECORD
Operating in over 50 countries worldwide
702 product lines
868 distribution points
>5.3Bn cartons
>106Mn master cases
On-going projects to integrate with WCO’s IPM
and Interpol Global Register
Thank You

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