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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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How to Stop Latin America’s Contraband Crisis

Criminal networks have been notoriously effective at taking advantage of this, smuggling illicit goods across these borders while evading customs controls.

Model law unifies Latin American governments in response against illicit trade

The impact of illicit trade in Latin America is vast. In some markets, between 70 percent and 80 percent of some consumer goods are sold on the black market.

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Latin America’s illicit trade-fueled violence can be stemmed by cooperation

STOP: ILLEGAL is looking to better understand the many ways that illicit trade affects the region and what can be done to stop the issue.

Stamping out Latin America’s illicit trade problem

One in four cigarettes consumed in Latin America are illicit—one of the highest rates in the world.

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Alvise Giustiniani: Taking on a 1.6 trillion dollar problem

Between 400 and 460 billion cigarettes are sold illegally each year. This illicit trade annually costs taxpayers and governments between USD 40 billion and USD 50 billion.