At the end of 2015 a Management Report was made about the Brand Protection System implemented by FIGURAZIONE in the State of Quindio to protect Tax Stamps against the Counterfeiting.
In Beers, Liquors; as well as National and Imported Origin products, there has been evidenced increase in the consumption of Tax Stamps provided by Figurazione. This demonstrates the battle that we keep given to illegality.
The European RECONNAISSANCE INTERNATIONAL COMPANY presented in its issue No. 11 of the Tax Stamp News Reconnaissance publication the results achieved by the Brand Protection System implemented by FIGURAZIONE in Quindio Governorship to protect against counterfeiting Rent Stamps.
Once again is evident that the Brand Protection Systems implemented by FIGURAZIONE meets the goal of cost-benefit analysis.
“Figurazione’s Tax Stamp Programme Helps Quindío Increase Revenues The systems integration specialist, Figurazione, which provides liquor tax stamps to the Colombian state (or rather department) of Quindío, has reported a 35.3% increase in the consumption of tax stamps for 2014, compared to consumption in the previous year. This corresponds to an 8% revenue increase for the department. Colombia is unusual in the sense that all excise taxes from both tobacco and alcohol fall under the jurisdiction of the departments. Each department levies a consumption tax on alcohol, beer and tobacco, but only alcohol carries evidence of payment by way of a tax stamp applied to bottles and cartons of both locally produced and imported products. The Quindío tax stamp programme was developed and implemented in 2012 by Figurazione, which combined latestgeneration technologies from suppliers in Europe and the Americas to create an integrated solution for tax collection and brand protection. The programme consists of tax stamps (carrying a hologram, taggant and QR code for consumer validation), as well as a prenumbering facility, an on-site customisation system, and detection equipment for inspectors. According to a 2012 Euromonitor study, 46% of illicit liquor sold in Colombia is counterfeit, while 37% is contraband and the remaining 17% comes from illegal artisanal manufacturing. In this same study, Colombia was ranked first out of six Latin American countries in terms of liquor tax volumes lost to illicit trade in 2012 ($468 million). Ecuador came second with $128 million, followed by Peru with $117 million, El Salvador with $19 million, and Panama and Honduras with $2 million each.”
Taken From: RECONNAISSANCE TAX STAMP NEWS, VOLUME 7, N° 11, NOVEMBER 2015.
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Figurazione continuously supports the authorities with the HVX device, tool used by the Police to identify counterfeit liquor during operative processes in the field.
Policía Bolívar decomisa licor de contrabando y adulterado El Universal – Cartagena
The national media presented to the public the results of two operations against illicit liquor made by the authorities in the city of Bogota. In both operations, FIGURAZIONE supported with his investigators and provided the equipment used to detect adulterated products.
On April 26, a raid took place in the neighborhood of Barrios Unidos and Chapinero where police found firearms, restraint equipment and adulterated liquor.
In the middle of May, an operation allowed to find 496 units of adulterate liquor, 905 units of contraband liquor and fake stamps, 496 packages of contraband cigarettes and 1,750 units of tobacco in the locality 8 of Kennedy.
So far this year, Figurazione has provided accompaniment to the authorities in control operations performing among 396 establishments that are bars, clubs, whiskey bars, distributors, liquor stores, shops, supermarkets and tobacconists.
The National Police has achieved in August dismantling clandestine liquor bottling (stills) and the capture of 38 people.
We are pleased to join our partners, customers, suppliers and friends, that the Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales – DIAN and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – UNODOC have invited Dr Misael Castañeda Camacho, our Research Advisory, to participate in workshops ¨ Inter – institutional Training fight against organized crime linked to the smuggling ¨ aimed to train officials of the state security agencies in the fight against smuggling.
We present a salute deserved congratulations to Dr Castañeda for the invitation and expressed from Figurazione Board, our full support to the efforts of the DIAN and UNODOC, seeking to combat smuggling in Colombia.
Andrés Díaz Cote
In order to support the campaigns and operations against counterfeiting and smuggling of liquor, the Government of Magdalena, through the area of Revenue of the Secretaria de Hacienda, received two molecular verification readers (HVX), which were delivered by the company Figurazione Ltd.
These devices, about the size of a cell phone, allows to identify the legality of liquor, just nearing the neck of the bottle and pressing a mechanism will indicate if the liquor is legal or not, using a green or red light, depending on the case.
The HVX works by identifying molecular marked inks (tagging) printed in the seals of bottles of liquor. Specifically, this measure applies to alcoholic beverages produced by the Fábrica de Licores de Antioquia and the Industria de Licores del Valle.
The Government of Magdalena will use these devices in periodic control contraband and adulterated liquor operations, through which it seeks to guarantee citizens the consumption of legal and fit for human consumption.