Colombia present at International Anti-Counterfeiting Forum

Figurazione showed why Colombia is the world leader in Anti-counterfeiting spirits detection

Colombia was present at the third Stamp Tax Forum Tax held in Washington DC, which focused on the deployment of technologies and systems that increase government revenue by reducing smuggling and counterfeit products through supply y chain security and product authentication.

The record 240 delegates from 126 organizations and 36 countries, showed once again that tax stamps are of global interest. The moderator, Glenn Wood of Reconnaissance International, chaired an intense review of the safety of tax stamps in the eleven speakers from nine countries discussed various aspects from security printing up to monitor the geographic location of the inspectors.

Andres Diaz, President of Figurazione, presented how liquor protection in Colombia was helping the fight against counterfeiting, emphasizing the solution already implemented in the Medellin Liquor Factory-FLA and the Valle Liquor Industry ILV with favorable results not only for the fiscal authorities but for these companies, as is facilitating the work of the authorities in the verification of real spirits, also helping consumers to identify them in the stores.

The protection system uses a heat shrinkable tamper-proof seal with a holographic logo, making it possible for the consumer to recognize authentic product at the point of purchase. It also has a security ink that allows authorities to identify genuine products in the field with a portable reader.

Glenn Wood said, “Colombia is the world leader in implementing technology for the protection of spirits and the solution has impacted Figurazione delegates as a solution is already working with REAL results for the authorities. It has been so successful in Washington; the organizers are in the planning stage of the next forum, which will take place in the heart of the Spanish speaking world, Madrid, Spain in March 2013. “