ICAIE HFSC Statement for the Record – Follow the Money: The CCP’s Business Model Fueling the Fentanyl Crisis

Today, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is arguably one of the world’s biggest transnational illicit trade syndicates and a prolific enabler of crime and corruption globally, whose complicity in the fentanyl illegal trade is killing thousands of Americans every month. Find below the official ICAIE submission for the Congressional on March 23, 2023 hearing on…

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The Dark Side of Illicit Economies and TBML: Free Trade Zones, Ports, and Financial Safe Havens

The ICAIE report, “The Dark Side of Illicit Economies and TBML: Free Trade Zones, Ports, and Financial Safe Havens” and recommendations outline the importance of public-private partnerships to counter illicit trade and TBML. ICAIE highlights the importance of leveraging strategic intelligence, network analytics, and pattern-of-life forensics to disrupt the logistics, financial wherewithal, and corruptive influence…

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New Report: The PRC, Feudal Governors and No Accountability – LITHIUM MINING IN ARGENTINA’S NORTHWEST DISTRICT

This study examines how the government of Argentina has allowed the PRC to take over multiple strategic interests, including the vital lithium trade. China’s ability to create a deeply uneven playing field through corrupt practices and deception, with the complicity of the Argentine national and provincial governments, not only shields PRC companies from fair competition, but also from accountability, environmental oversight and community participation.  Douglas Farah, IBI Consultants, LLC, March 2023.

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ICAIE’s John Cassara Publishes New Book on China, Transnational Crime and Money Laundering.

According to the new John Cassara book, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to aggressively expand its role in growing illicit economies, criminalized markets, corrupt practices, and money laundering/TBML. February 21, 2023 05:00 ET WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – David M. Luna, Executive Director of the International Coalition Against Illicit Economies (ICAIE), applauds…

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Joshua Potter, Deputy ED, Participated in PMI’s Certificate on Illegal Trade

Joshua Potter, Deputy Executive Director of the International Coalition Against Illicit Economies, participated in the third edition of Philip Morris International’s Certification on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products: Convergence with Crime, where he discussed the relationship between illicit trade and tobacco, as well as its relationship to money laundering and terrorist financing. The discussion centered…

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ICAIE Applauds President Biden for His Commitment To Fight Transnational Organized Crime

Today, President Biden is taking decisive action to detect, disrupt, and reduce the power of transnational criminal organizations and protect the American people with two executive orders (E.O.s) on transnational organized crime and illicit drugs. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/ Transnational organized crime is a billion-dollar business that transcends geographical boundaries and threatens global stability. Every year, millions of…

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ICAIE ED Helps Launch New OECD Report on E‑Commerce Challenges in Illicit Trade in Fakes

Fighting Illicit Trade Across E-Commerce Platforms, Online Marketplaces, and Digital World David M. Luna,Chair, Anti-Illicit Trade Expert Group (AITEG)Business at OECD (BIAC)Launch of OECD E-Commerce Report atNational IPR Coordination Center13 December 2021Alexandria, Virginia (Global Online) Good morning. Good afternoon. Let me first thank the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National IPR Coordination Center for hosting today’s…

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