Illicit trade involves goods & services that are deemed illegal as they threaten communities and society as a whole.  Illicit trade has a negative impact on economic stability, social welfare, public health, public safety & our environment - examples include:
 

  • Health & Safety - narcotics, fake medicines & foods, defective materials.  

  • Environment - endanger wildlife & rain forests through illegal environmental crimes.

  • Exploitation - forced human trafficking, prostitution and slavery.

  • Terrorism - financing criminality and terrorism.

  • Government - reduction of tax revenues & legitimate employment.