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Fighting illicit trade services from SGS — develop and implement an efficient approach for fighting illicit trade.

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Fighting illicit trade is important for ensuring that trade facilitation policy is efficient, customs has a positive reputation and consumers are protected from threats to their health and safety. We offer tools and assistance to help you create, implement and improve upon an efficient approach for fighting illicit trade.

Why choose fighting illicit trade services from SGS?

We offer a flexible approach to setting up a local strategy for fighting illicit trade that meets the highest international standards. We will help you deploy a best-in-class illegal trade department, with the latest techniques and tools at its disposal, and provide your control authorities with continuous support.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostics: based on a unique benchmark of 250 crucial points selected from major codes and international standards
  • Training: to ensure that agents have the skills to identify illicit transactions and fraud
  • Operational support: support for local teams in all target parts of the territory, including ports, airports, land borders and postal sorting centers
  • Risk analysis — targeting and remote inspection: our team of expert profilers reviews transport documents remotely, using precise risk analysis criteria, to identify suspicious sea and air shipments
  • Experts certification: for individuals who lead local operations or are internal trainers for their teams
  • Department certification: to ensure that your operations employ up-to-date best practices

Governments that use our services for fighting illicit trade will benefit from:

  • An accelerated customs clearance process
  • Fewer, but more efficient controls, making trade more attractive to economic players
  • Increased revenue from income taxes
  • Improved protection of the population’s health and safety

Unrivaled expertise in combating illicit trade

We have been accredited as experts in the fight against illicit trade by the World Customs Organization and are considered intellectual property rights (IPR) experts by the US Department of Justice, EU Commission, World Trade Organization and World Health Organization.

Contact us to find out more.