Zambia selected Authentix as its Technology and service partner to curb illicit fuels

Leading global authentication and information services company, Authentix asserted that the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) of Zambia has selected, after a public procurement tender process, Authentix as its technology and services partner to tackle the illicit trade of refined fuels.

The Authentix covert fuel marking program will endorse the Zambian government’s fuel integrity program and the government’s commitment to ensure a clean and high quality fuel supply to support local commerce.  Illicit fuels smuggled into the country or fuel adulterated with inferior products, do not meet the ERB’s high quality standards for fuels and may also include harmful substances that can pose a threat to public health and the environment.

Kevin McKenna, Chief Sales and Services Officer, Authentix said “In our experience operating nine fuel marking programs across Africa, the return-on-investment measured by recovered excise taxes far outweighs the operational costs of the program.”

Authentix assisted the ERB in assessing the current supply chain, designing a program to meet their goals including enforcement, and selecting from Authentix portfolio of covert chemical markers and analyzers, to deliver the most effective program tailored to meet Zambia’s unique needs.


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