Since its inception in 2012, the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) annual Illicit Trade Report has aimed to contribute to the study of the phenomenon of illicit trade through in-depth
analysis of seizure data and case studies voluntarily submitted by Member Customs administrations from around the globe.
By quantifying and mapping the situation in six key areas of Customs enforcement (cultural heritage, drugs, environment, intellectual property rights/health and safety, revenue assurance and security), it is hoped that this Report will provide a better understanding of current cross-border
The Report is composed of six sections relating to key areas of risks in the context of Customs enforcement:
– Illicit trafficking of stolen or looted cultural objects that include both archaeological objects and works of art;
– Drug trafficking, including cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances subject to drug prohibition laws;
– Environmental risks relating to trafficking of endangered species, hazardous and toxic waste, ozone-depleting substances, and trading of indigenous or protected timber, etc.
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READ THE FULL REPORT: Illicit Trade Report 2017 | World Customs Organization