WCO RELEASES THE 2017 ILLICIT TRADE REPORT

On 21st November, the World Customs Organisation published the annual publication in which the WCO tries to quantify and map the situation concerning illicit markets in the following 6 key areas: Cultural Heritage; Drugs; Environment; IPR, Health and Safety; Revenue; and Security.

http://www.wcoomd.org/-/media/wco/public/global/pdf/topics/enforcement-and-compliance/activities-and-programmes/illicit-trade-report/itr_2017_en.pdf?db=web

wco drugs type

drugs finding

Compare the above for drugs – where risk profiling was overwhelmingly the most important method for detection – with below for endangered species – where routine customs checks yielded the most results.

cites finding

However, for counterfeit goods etc, it was again risk profiling that was most effective.

ip finding

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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