Secure Fuel Quality & Recover Excise Taxes
What is a Fuel Marking Program?
Vigilant®, an Authentix Fuel Marking Program, effectively combats fuel adulteration, dilution and smuggling. To prevent these illegal and potentially harmful activities, Authentix designs a custom-tailored solution including proprietary fuel markers and analyzers unique to each program.
Authentix works with governments to ensure authentic products are sold in-country to benefit law-abiding citizens – not criminals. Fuel marking and tax stamp solutions enable governments to collect more excise taxes without raising taxes for the benefit of citizens and legitimate industries.
A fuel marking program starts with the addition of unique markers to various fuels. Fuel samples are gathered from retail stations and analyzed to identify the source of the fuel, and to check if the correct amount of marker is present. The program is managed using modules from AXIS®, an integrated set of software applications designed to enable the successful deployment and operation of an authentication program. These modules enable customers to manage all parts of the program – marking fuels, taking samples, performing field and lab testing, and reporting on the program’s results.
A dedicated Program Manager is assigned to support each program, ensuring success as the program evolves.
Benefits of a Fuel Marking Program?
Vigilant empowers governments to:
- Recover lost excise and value-added tax revenue without raising taxes
- Prevent subsidy abuse
- Serve the public by increasing available funding for government benefits
- Ensure consistent consumer satisfaction by providing quality fuels
- Diminish damage to car engines and reduction in fuel economy, and combat increasing air pollution caused by adulterated fuel
- Reduce and take action against criminal activity including smuggling, which contributes to good governance initiatives
- Collect data and run analytics to find and fill gaps within a fuel supply chain
How to Get Started on a Fuel Marking Program?
As the authority in authentication solutions, Authentix helps customers thrive in supply and distribution chain complexity. Our partnership approach and proven sector expertise inspires proactive innovation, helping you mitigate risks to promote revenue and competitive advantage.
To start the process, simply contact Authentix.