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Illicit trade
Illicit trade

The increasingly interconnected global economy provides more opportunities for citizens and businesses, but also for criminal networks engaged in illicit markets, such as counterfeits, trafficking in persons, wildlife, narcotics and excise goods. The effects of illicit trade are felt not only in lost government revenue, but also across multiple legitimate business sectors, and by citizens exposed to sub-standard and dangerous products. Strengthening integrity in customs can combat illicit trade and create significant benefits for the public sector, business, and society.