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Join the effort to tackle the illicit trade. This global initiative supports public, private, and nongovernmental organizations to develop and implement projects against illegal trade and related crimes.
Combatting illicit trade is a top priority for PMI. Take a closer look at the real social impact of the illicit trade, and explore the solutions that can make a difference.
Cigarettes are among the most illegally trafficked goods in the world.
There are three main categories of illicit tobacco products:
contraband: genuine products that are diverted from their intended market of destination and sold illegally
counterfeit: copies of genuine products that are produced and sold illegally
illicit whites: tobacco products that are legally produced in a country with the sole intention of selling them in another market
Illegal tobacco trade is a global issue. We are working with governments and other partners in the public and private sectors to address this problem. Read more about how we’re fighting illicit trade.