The illicit trade of cigarettes has become a multi-billion dollar business today and has taken centre stage in the global debate in the last few years. There are various ways in describing the illicit cigarette trade: contraband, counterfeit, illicit whites, and diverted cigarettes. This organized crime enables corruption, undermines good governance, deprives governments of tax revenue, threatens national security, and facilitates other transnational organized crimes such as money laundering and/or human trafficking. International efforts and cooperation between organizations such as INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization, the European Anti-Fraud Office, governments, businesses, and non-governmental organizations have seen tangible results.
How does the tobacco industry address this crime, and where does the illicit cigarette trade intersect with human trafficking? This discussion will examine supply chain management and promising practices to identify risk, as well as current multi-stakeholder approaches and partnerships at the global, transnational, and national levels.
The third webinar of the RESPECT Webinar Series 2017 New technologies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tackling Human Trafficking was held on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Brands like Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo have changed the way the world communicates on a global scale. These multinational...
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