Authentication E-Newsletter

Authentication Newsletter – It is a e-newsletter comprising latest updates on regulatory, counterfeit incidents and innovation in Anti-Counterfeiting & Traceability solutions.

September: KushCo inks deals with De La Rue for Cannabis Security Labels
September: Kezzler & FRISO lunch Grass-to-Glass Traceability for Infant Formula
September: RBI release annual report, currency counterfeiting increases

August: Fake spare parts’ growth beats auto sales
August: Counterfeit cause over Rs 1 trn loss annually in India, ASPA
August: India to ensure authenticity, APIs of drugs may soon get track-and-trace codes

July: India: DGFT extends track and trace implementation date
July:India: Govt promises seed traceability software by 2020
July: India: Colour-coded holograms to identify fuel powering vehicles

June: Chip based E-passport on Indian Govt priority list
June:Indian Govt mulls mandatory barcoding of all medicines

May: UNICEF improving food & vaccines supply chain
May: Reserve Bank of India aiming for mobile based currency identification
May: FDA aim era of smarter Food Safety & traceability

April: Drug Controller India recommends mandatory QR coding for API
April: WHO to develop track and trace policy for Pharma

March: WHO issues fresh alert on falsified oral cholera vaccines in Bangladesh
March: Indian Govt to work on seed traceability mechanism
March: Nepal to invest Rs 6 billion in setting up its own security printing firm
March: World Bank confirms Tax stamps role in curbing illicit trade & tax evasion
March: FDA US announce modernization of regulation of dietary supplements, India lack clear policy

February: WHO issues fresh alert on falsified cancer drug Iclusig
February: Industry association raises concern over use of barcoded stamps for liquor 

January : Indian Govt’s new proposal combating sub standard medicines
January: ASPA to organize Workshop on Integration of Authentication Solutions
January: West African Economic & Monetary Union reviewing tobacco traceability
January: Top Anti-Counterfeiting stories from 2018 

December: ICAT launches certification with high security features

Mahindra Agri to do a blockchain shake-up for grape exports
Saffron sold in India adulterated as govt has no policy to check quality 
Nepal Govt planning to establish its own security printing press

EU publishes first ‘Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List’
Mexico, Counterfeit Drug Supply estimated at 20%
Counterfeit Christmas, warns KPMG

Starbucks facing heat from counterfeit products

ASPA Alert: October 5, 2018
Recent seizures from Banknotes to medicines 

ASPA Alert: September 20, 2018
ECB unveils new euro banknotes with improved anti-counterfeiting features
Schreiner innovation towards Pharma Anti-Counterfeiting

ASPA Policy Watch: Delhi State Excise Department 

ASPA Weekly Alert: September 7, 2018
The 2018 Top International Ink Companies Report
Bühler Puts Color into Swiss Franc
Centre mulls over currency notes with polymer coating 

ASPA Weekly Alert: August 23, 2018
Indian farmer writes to Chief Minister, drew the attention to fight fakes pesticides
Farmers concerns over counterfeit products, Nigeria
American consumers concerned about inauthentic products

ASPA Policy Watch: Pharmaceuticals 
Rajasthan’s drug regulator found the drug brands of four major companies — Cipla, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Aristo Pharmaceuticals and Alkem Laboratories — substandard last month.Subsequently, it asked its drug control officers to ensure that “the stocks of these drugs are not consumed anymore” and are “withdrawn” from the market.

ASPA Weekly Alert, August 9, 2018
Can Blockchain save land records 

ASPA Weekly Alert, August 1, 2018
Fake cigarettes busted, goods worth Rs 100 crore seized
WHO treaty against illicit tobacco in effect September
Indian students win Microsoft award for anti-fake medicine app

ASPA Weekly Alert; July 27, 2018
India regulator may vet plan to check counterfeit drugs
Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for selling fake Fentanyl Pills
WHO treaty against illicit tobacco in effect Sept

ASPA Weekly Alert; July 20, 2018

Reserve Bank of India to Issue New Design ₹ 100 Denomination Banknote
Rat breaches Bank ATM, destroyed 1.2 million rupees
How Chinese counterfeiting hurts India?
Dotz Nano conduct trial for its graphene-based quantum dots anti-counterfeiting system
Brand Dilution: Steeply discounted imported cosmetics may be fake: Industry
Canada Revenue Agency invites RFP for provision of excise stamp system
State Delaware invites tender for Tax Stamps
Ministry of Finance invited tender for Rfid Passenger Tracking System 196/2018

ASPA Weekly Alert, July 9, 2018
Chinese fall victim to World Cup fake ticket scam
Fake tickets not a new thing in sports events
Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan new passport, Beauty and Security
What Blockchain Can’t Do
Man arrested for printing fake currency, learn it at YOUTUBE

ASPA Weekly Alert, July 2, 2018
Counterfeit Veterinary medicines reach $2bn
Cryptomice wins EU blockchain anti-counterfeit challenge
GoI denied information on sale of currency printing presses
Global E-Passport and E-Visa Market Is Expected to Reach 14230.1 Million USD by 2025

ASPA Weekly Alert, June, 2018
Drugs Advisory India recommend Track & Trace for Pharma
India to ratify WHO protocol against illegal trade of tobacco
UAE launches digital tax stamp to target tax evasion
Uhuru says Kenya losing billions in fake goods racket
De La Rue opens new product authentication facility
Chinese police seize fake Penfolds, Swisse, Blackmores in multi-million-dollar counterfeiting crackdown

ASPA Policy Alert, Latest Statistics on Counterfeit Currency India

ASPA Alert, May, 2018: Technical specifications and other key elements for a future EU system for traceability and security features in the field of tobacco products
The  Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) entered into force on 19 May 2014 and became applicable in EU countries on 20 May 2016. One of key elements of directive is introduces EU-wide tracking and tracing to combat the illicit trade of tobacco products. Articles 15 and 16 of the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD) provide for EU-wide systems of traceability and security features for tobacco products to address the issue of illicit trade.

ASPA Weekly Alert, February, 2018
Pattadar passbook printing yet to begin, officials confident of meeting March 11 deadline

Feb 2018: ASPA Alert: ISO 21976, Packaging – Tamper verification features for medicinal product packaging

ASPA Monthly Alert Newsletter, January 2018
Establishing organic food products’ traceability mandatory, says FSSAI
ASPA announces The Authentication Forum 2018
France baby milk scandal explained in 100 and 500 words
Counterfeit Seizures in January 2018
Romana Developing Blockchain Food Traceability
Spinney’s makes move toward food traceability

ASPA Monthly Alert Newsletter, October 2017 

De La Rue teams with Canadian tech firm Oplaux 
Anti-counterfeiting Solutions Providers eyes big business in India
Fake Pharma unit busted in Telangana, Rs 50M goods seized
KPMG release new report: Enhance awareness to check illicit report
Scannia and SKF holds stakeholders meeting on counterfeit autoparts 
Ghana to implement tax stamp policy in 2018

ASPA Monthly Alert Newsletter, August 2017
ASPA welcomes new member Lasersec & Kuwer Industries 

SPCBL to install more printing machines worth Tk 4.50 billion
RBS first £10 in thirty years to feature
Monotech ties with Grafisk Maskinfabrik– Denmark
US Banknote Production in July Hits 566.4 Million
Brady partners with Kezzler to protect refrigerant
PwC report raises concerns on counterfeiting & Security Printing Technologies
PARLE-G takes on counterfeiting
Trump on China; We will combat counterfeiting

ASPA Monthly Alert Newsletter, July 2017
ASPA conducts Brand Protection Awareness Workshop

ASPA elects new Board Members 
Uflex assumes yet bigger role in the global fight against counterfeiting
PharmaSecure and ProCheck Joins Hands
RBI invites PQB for Supply of Security Features for Indian Banknotes

ASPA Monthly Alert Newsletter, June 2017
Fake FMCG products is on rise
NAFDAC wants Nigerians to participate in fight against fake, substandard foods, drugs
Spurious, expired medicines worth Rs10 crore seized in Patna

ASPA Monthly Alert Newsletter, May 2017
Germany, Ifrane National Park to Adopt Traceability Systems for Cedar Wood
Fake bank notes top list of fraud in Kenya
Canada’s fight against $20 billion counterfeit market is ‘a joke beyond belief,’ lawyer says