Free Trade Zones (FTZs) facilitate economic growth and are fundamental to an integrated global economy. Their significance is growing as globalization continues to define economic progress. Nevertheless, many FTZs are highly vulnerable to illicit trade and money laundering. A significant proportion of illicit tobacco is either manufactured in or shipped through FTZs.
Check out how we’re working together with authorities to avoid FTZs being abused by criminals involved in illicit trade of tobacco products.
If you want to know more, read our position paper here
Written by STOP: ILLEGAL