This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit measures the enabling environment for illicit trade that economies create through both action and inaction across four categories.  The 2018 index has been expanded to cover 84 countries across the world.  This tool allows users to explore the results for all of the economies included in the index.  It comprises an interactive world map and various charts that illustrate supply and demand ratings, transparency ratings (including free trade zone governance, international reporting capabilities) and customs environment (including percentage of physical examinations, automation and existence of AEO programmes).  The top 5 rating countries are Finland, UK, US, New Zealand and Australia; and the bottom 5 are Libya, Iraq, Myanmar/Burma, Laos and Venezuela.

An accompanying 43-page White Paper considers the results illustrated in the Index –

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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