The internet has had a profound effect on how people trade. It has enabled countless legitimate businesses to expand their customer base, providing access to markets across the globe.
An organized criminal group involved in the illicit production and distribution of fake cigarettes—destined mainly for the French market—has been dismantled in Slovenia
The fight against illicit trade continues unabated in 2022. PMI is working toward stamping out this global problem.
This includes public-private partnerships, technological innovation as a disruptor of illicit operations, and concrete enforcement against illicit activities.
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and social impact of border closures and lockdowns, consumption of illicit cigarettes increased.