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Illicit trade drains 3% of global economy

The global economy loses more than US$2 trillion annually due to smuggling, counterfeiting, trafficking of humans and wildlife and other forms of illicit trade.

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Illicit trade threatens UN SDGs

Illicit trade feeds violence and breeds corruption, undermining trust in institutions and the rule of law, and generating enormous illegal financial flows.

Illicit trade threatens national security

“Illicit trade not only hurts consumers and takes revenue away from governments, it threatens the security of nations by supporting transnational criminal syndicates and terrorist groups.”

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Combating illicit fuel trade

“Illicit trade in oil and fuels is an emerging global threat that has largely remained unchecked and hidden from international attention.”