Kezzler & FRISO lunch Grass-to-Glass Traceability for Infant Formula
Norway: Kezzler   & FrieslandCampina introduce global traceability services for infant formula brand, FRISO. The project involves the application of unique, secure and traceable identities to each tin of product. By tracking the products from milk collection, production process, quality checks, packaging to export, the solution supports confidence in FRISO infant formula by eliminating concerns regarding fraudulent products in-market and enabling the brand to engage with consumers directly. Read more
China political advisers discuss farm traceability
Chinese political advisors discuss efforts to build a traceability system for farm produce quality and safety. The consultation session for key proposals held by the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, was presided over by Wang Yang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the CPPCC National Committee. A total of 12 institutions and political advisors at the session put forward their suggestions, while more than 60 political advisors voiced their opinions via a mobile platform. They noted that building a traceability system for farm produce quality and safety, as a major institutional innovation, should see steady advancement in line with national conditions.
Tax Stamp Forum to start this week, ASPA to present case study on India
India: An important event of Tax Stamp industry, the 9th Tax Stamp Forum is going to take place next month on 11-13 September, in Budapest, Hungary. With over 200 delegates, the event is going to set stage for discussing the latest developments in tax stamp and traceability systems from across the globe.

ASPA is also going to be part of the forum and presenting a paper on Trends and Developments in Tax Stamps in India. For more information, please visit click here

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Applied DNA Extends Textiles Business to include Global Down and Feather Supply Chain
New York: Applied DNA Sciences provider of DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, announced sales and marketing partnership with Navarpluma that extends Applied DNA’s Textiles business to include the global down and feather supply chain.
Navarpluma S.L.,  one of the world’s premier suppliers of down and feathers to the textile industry, will be the first to offer this new system to its customer base that counts some of the world’s most prestigious brands as clients. “Use of Applied DNA’s SigNature DNA system gives Navarpluma the ability to validate the provenance of raw materials used. This ability conveys a significant competitive advantage to our products in the marketplace and to those products manufactured from our raw materials,” stated Benjamin Dix, Export Manager at Navarpluma. Read more
De La Rue appoints new chairman
UK: British firm De La Rue announce the appointment of Kevin Loosemore as a non-executive director and Chairman designate with effect from 2 September 2019. De La Rue also announces that Philip Rogerson has informed the Board that he will retire as Chairman and as a non-executive director on 1 October 2019. Kevin will succeed Philip as Chairman on his retirement. Kevin Loosemore is currently Chairman of Micro Focus International plc, the FTSE 100 multinational software business, and a non-executive director of Iris Software Group Limited, the provider of accountancy software solutions. In addition to these positions Kevin has served on the boards of a broad spectrum of businesses, including as Chairman of Morse plc and as a non-executive director of Big Food Group plc and Nationwide Building Society. He has also held senior executive positions, including as Chief Operating Officer of Cable & Wireless plc and senior positions in Motorola and IBM. He was Managing Director of one of De La Rue’s businesses between 1997 and 1999. Read more
Counterfeit notes in the denomination of ₹500 (new design notes), increased by 121.0 per cent, while in ₹2000, it increased by 21.9 per cent
during 2018-19
India: The counterfeit instances among new series of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 have also increases since their inception, says the latest  RBI  annual report. Counterfeit notes among the new design notes of Rs 500 more than doubled with an increase of 121 per cent whereas those of Rs 2000 increased by 21.9 than the previous year during 2018-19, going by the report. “We propose to focus on robust IP based technology for security features.  Make in India  can be one thing which will give better control over the processes to the government and thus curbing the counterfeit menaces in the industry which in turn will obviously contribute to PM’s vision of $ 5 trillion economy,” Nakul Pasricha, President, Authentication Solution Provider Association (ASPA) told Financial Express Online. Read more

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Judges: National GDP growing at 5%, counterfeit goods at 10%
India: The counterfeiting market in India has grown to such an extent that it is overshadowing efforts by law enforcement to curb it, said judicial and police officials. Ullas Kamath, Chairman of the Karnataka State Council, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) said that while the national GDP was growing at a rate of 5%, the GDP of counterfeit goods was growing at nearly 10%. Read more
The Consumer Protection Bill 2019 has been passed by Parliament, replacing the more than three decades old Consumer Protection Act, 1986. While the earlier law did cover unfair trade practices, the current one makes it more comprehensive. It is a major step forward in consumer empowerment. One of the salient features of the Bill is Product liability clause. Read more
Fake spare parts’ growth beats auto sales 
The Rs 22,000-crore counterfeit auto parts industry — growing faster than car and bike sales, and which doubled in the last five years — is giving headaches to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). According to the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), the overall counterfeit product industry in India is worth Rs 1 lakh crore, causing the government tax losses of Rs 40,000 crore.
Netherland invite bid for 800 million tax stamps
Dutch tax authority has invited tender for production and distribution of approximately 800 million tax stamps per year. Currently, for the manufacture of Dutch tax stamps, Dutch Customs has concluded one single Framework Agreement with one single contracting partner. This Framework Agreement will expire on 20 November 2020. The Contracting Authority views the purpose of this tender as a continuation of the tax stamp process, and its intention is to contract this tax stamp process again with one single qualified supplier for the origination and production of tax stamps, and to contract the order portal and distribution of tax stamps with one single qualified supplier.
India needs to assure regulation for domestic drugs
While Indian pharma exports were regulated years ago, the time has come to start a new era for anti-counterfeiting domestic regulation. In a candid conversation, Nakul Pasricha, President, Authentication Solutions Providers Associations (ASPA), reveals more to Akanki Sharma. Read more
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