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Anti-Counterfeiting initiative
Taiwan unveils anti-counterfeit stamp on masks,

Taiwan has introduced a new stamp to be featured on medical masks that will prove their authenticity amid a string of counterfeit scandals. Medical masks manufactured in the country will be required to replace their logo with the embossed stamp of “Made in Taiwan MD” for quality certification starting Thursday (Sept. 17), according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). “MD” is an abbreviation for “medical device,” wrote CNA. The decision follows the emergence of fakes imported by Taiwanese companies from China and other places, which has sparked calls for action. 

Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative
Taiwan calls for garbage anti-counterfeit label tender

Taiwan: New North Municipal Government Environment Protection Bureau invite id for special garbage bag anti-counterfeiting label and coupon production (open contract). 

Anti-Counterfeiting Regulations
Pharma Track and Trace system : Indian Govt extends date to 1st April 2021.

India: The government has again extended the implementation date of track and trace system for export of drug formulations with respect to maintaining the ‘Parent-Child’ relationship in packaging levels and its uploading on the central portal by six months.

Counterfeiting leading News
Dulles customs officers seize $3 million worth of counterfeit designer goods

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport last week seized nearly $3 million in counterfeit consumer goods from China.

Counterfeit across the Globe
Request for Proposal (RFP's)
Nepal considers reissuing biometric passport tender

According to The Kathmandu Post reports that none of the bids meet the requirements of the process. The tender should be relaunched on a short deadline, the country’s Department of Passports has recommended to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Earlier, this year, Nepal 

Global Tenders
  • USA: State of New Hampsire invite tender for tobacco tax stamps, Deadline: September 23, 2020
  • India: Andhra Pradesh State Beverage Corporation Ltd invite tender for selection of supplier for production and supply of high-security holograms, Deadline: September 29, 2020
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Contract
De La Rue signs 5 year deal with Ghana Revenue Authority

De La Rue has awarded a five year contract from Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for the supply of a Digital Tax Stamp (DTS) solution. The solution is based on the DLR Certify™ software platform working together with secure tax stamps that each include a unique code. This is being implemented across a wide range of products, both domestically manufactured and imported into Ghana, including cigarettes, liquor, beer, soft drinks and water.

Contract
Augentic and Portuguese State Printer Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (INCM) to supply Cameroon biometric passports

The ten-year contract was signed with Cameroon’s General Delegation for National Security (GDNS). “We are honored to have been selected as partner of GDNS after a long tendering process with multiple phases,” responds Augentic CEO Labinot Carreti. 

Members News
  • 18% GST on Pattadar Passbook cum Title Deed
  • Kurz confirms drupa attendance
  • Kezzler & Trace announce cannabis supply chain partnership
  • Sproxil partnered with the Pure Heaven brand. Around 10 million Pure Heaven drinks now bear the Sproxil scratch codes.
ASPA News
ASPA welcome new member LAKE IMAGE

Lake Image Systems, UK has joined ASPA as new member.  Established in 1994, Lake Image Systems has its roots in High Speed and Industrial Imaging technologies and a leading solutions provider for all variable print and data integrity applications within the printing, mailing, labelling and packaging industry. 

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ID4 Africa to start today

Founded in 2014, ID4Africa is an NGO that accompanies African nations on their journeys to develop robust and responsible Identity ecosystems in the service of development and humanitarian action.

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