On 21 June, Global Trade Review commented on a report by the International Coalition Against Illicit Economies (ICAIE), an NGO headquartered in Washington DC. Goods passing through free trade zones are a growing risk in terms of organised criminal activity, including the trafficking of banned goods, money laundering and sanctions evasion, researchers warn. Of the 3,500 areas in operation today, including free ports and special economic zones (SEZ), nearly a third were established in the last 5 years.
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