Measuring Illicit Trade and Its Wider Impact

  • Karl Lallerstedt


Illicit trade is a broad and varied collection of phenomena requiring a broad palette of coordinated policy responses. But unlike the threat of terrorism, which produces highly visible incidents, most of the times illicit trade remains below the surface, impeding the mobilisation of the prerequisite political will to address the threat. These challenges underline the need for better data to quantify and assess the impact of illicit trade, in order to empower policymakers to gauge their policy response more appropriately.


Illicit trade Corruption Illicit financial flows Smuggling Border (as in border control and border security) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Lallerstedt
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  1. 1.The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized CrimeGenevaSwitzerland

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