Bahrain: NBR Announces Mandatory Digital Stamps for Waterpipe Tobacco Products

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Dubai March 19, 2023:

The National Bureau for Revenue (NBR) in cooperation with De La Rue announced the successful completion of the first implementation milestone of the Digital Stamps Scheme on waterpipe tobacco “molasses” products. This scheme aims to track excise goods from the manufacturing stage to the consumption point through digital stamps, which will protect against the circulation of counterfeit or illegal products.

The National Bureau for Revenue (NBR) announced that starting from 19 March 2023, the import of waterpipe tobacco products without a digital stamp will be prohibited through the customs points of entry in Bahrain.