Illicit Trade is Emerging as a Top 5 World Economy (GDP) in 2024: Yielding Criminals, Bad Actors, and Threat Networks Between $3-5 Trillion a Year in Illicit Wealth

Across today’s global threat landscapes, criminals, bad actors, illicit networks, and their corrupt enablers exploit vulnerabilities across borders, international trading system, supply chains, retail and e-commerce marketplaces for illicit enrichment, and to diversify, and expand their criminal portfolios and ecosystems of criminality. Lucrative criminal activities enable and fuel multitrillion-dollar illicit economies include the smuggling and…

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Advancing Public-Private Partnerships: Countering Illicit Economies and Crime Convergence – Spotlighting the Victims of Illicit Trade

In the coming months through numerous initiatives, projects, conferences, media interviews, and strategic communications, ICAIE will be advancing public-private partnerships to counter illicit economies and crime convergence, and bringing greater attention to the victims of illicit trade and related harms. Illicit economies are not harmless and can have tremendous human, economic, societal and security costs…

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