Illicit trade is a major and growing problem worldwide. What does it take to really tackle it?
Securing today’s complex, global supply chains requires an international response underpinned by proven, cost-effective technology solutions that work across national borders.
Effectively tackling illicit trade means providing customs, border and tax authorities with the means to inspect and interrogate products anytime, anywhere.
A combination of product tracking and tracing, authentication and digital tax verification technologies can help secure supply chains.
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We promote technical standards and digital solutions designed to secure supply chains for excisable fast moving consumer goods, such as tobacco and alcohol.
We aim to provide all stakeholders – from finance ministries and customs to the trade and consumers – with the tools, information and capacity needed to really tackle illicit trade.
Only a combination of measures, including greater international cooperation, enforcement of existing laws and supply chain security technologies based on internationally recognised technical standards, can really tackle illicit trade.