On 26 April, RUSI announced that it has launched a freely available online risk assessment tool that helps private-sector companies ensure they do not unwittingly facilitate crime when operating in free-trade zones (FTZ).   There has been a growing level of concern about the abuse of FTZ for illicit trade, money laundering and tax evasion.  Despite global advances like the publication of the OECD Code of Conduct for Clean FTZ, businesses often find it difficult to distinguish between low-risk and high-risk FTZ.

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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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