On 29 July, Ship Technology reported that the NGO TRAFFIC released a guidance document drawing attention to the red flags which indicate illegal wildlife trade within the containerised shipping industry.  This information will allow the industry to implement greater safeguarding measures to protect their business, employees, and security measures against these trafficking risks.  The article consists of an interview with Monica Zavagli, TRAFFIC programme manager for transport sector engagement and author of the compendium, to discuss how illegal smuggling takes place in the shipping industry, what the effects of smuggling can have, and what the compendium aims to achieve.

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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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