Illicit trade is far from a victimless crime: Governments lose tax revenue, public health is endangered, consumers suffer from sub-standard products, and organized crime is funded.
Trustworthy product authentication, through secure marks, is a valuable tool to tackle these problems, enabling tax collection, proof of compliance, and promoting public confidence.
Secure product marks are counterfeit-resistant, tamper-evident labels or stamps, even direct imprints onto product and packaging. SICPA's secure product marks are important because they protect product integrity and enable trusted traceability data. Product marks can also be integrated with traceability solutions to extend data capture from production to point of sale.
WHAT SECURE MARKS CAN DO FOR YOU
TRACK & TRACE
Our sophisticated monitoring tools give critical stakeholders complete visibility into the supply chain, offering a secure, field-proven traceability platform. Know where products originated, where they have been, and where they are now.
COMPLIANCE & ENFORCEMENT
Being able to detect fraud, differentiate bad actors from good, and enforce tax compliance is crucial to protect revenue. Product marks are a simple, cost effective and secure way to collect taxes due, demonstrate compliance, and empower enforcement.
Informed buying benefits consumers and the economy. Support consumer education and boost confidence by giving them the tools to authenticate products and check recall status.
Secure product marks can convey information about a product through specific visuals, smartphone apps, and websites.
Government & Enforcement