There is a clear link between illicit trade and other types of crime, such as human trafficking, corruption, bribery and money laundering. Illicit trade damages the global economy and harms public health worldwide.
All regions of the world and all industry sectors are affected. Illicit enterprises not only divert opportunities from the legal economy, it also diverts revenue, threatening economic growth and development. As a border agency, we are committed to tackling this type of illicit trade by identifying and stopping those that try and import, or export prohibited or restricted goods.