illicit trade

Illicit trade is a global menace

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.

Stepping up war on illicit trade

Prioritizing the fight against illicit trade could stimulate the economic growth, employment and investment needed to achieve development goals.

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.