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KPMG report finds European illicit cigarette market continues to grow despite overall decline in consumption

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Protecting consumers: How do you avoid fakes online?

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Double-edged sword: The fake products fueled by technology—and the people using tech to fight back

The pandemic has driven an expansion in illicit trade. As consumers have accelerated the shift to shopping online, criminals have spotted an opportunity: fake medicines, fake personal protective equipment, and data theft.

Illicit trade is “changing the name of the game” : Alain Juillet on the global coordinated efforts required to tackle illicit trade

Following the announcement of its third funding round in June 2021, Alain Juillet—Expert Council member of PMI IMPACT—recently shared his thoughts on the importance of a coordinated response between businesses and authorities.

KPMG report shows unprecedented rise in counterfeit cigarettes in the EU

For the first time since 2011, total illicit cigarette consumption increased across the European Union in 2020, led by an unprecedented 87 percent surge in the consumption of counterfeit cigarettes.

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Stemming financial flows to strike at the heart of illicit trade

Whether the perpetrators are cloaked in legitimacy or networks consisting purely of criminals, they are all bound by the pursuit of money.

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Organized crime group thwarted by international operation in run-up to World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

Over the past few months, an international team of law enforcement officers took down a prominent crime group operating across Europe.