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Illicit Economies

The illicit economies are thriving from dirty money derived from corruption, illicit trade, organized crime, and threat finance. From human trafficking, arms smuggling, counterfeiting, money laundering, cybercrime, or illegal wildlife trade, these nefarious activities are lucrative business, and therefore, fuel the size of the illicit economy.

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Mission Statement

The International Coalition Against Illicit Economies (ICAIE) will bring together diverse champions across sectors and communities, including former members of the public sector, companies and prominent organizations from the private sector and civil society to mobilize energies to combat cross-border illicit threats and protect global security.

Resources

Munich Security Conference
Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller
GITOC: The Global Illicit Economy Report
Sen. Cassidy’s TBML White Paper
OECD on Illicit Trade

Interpol on Illicit Goods
Euromonitor Illicit Trade in COVID

World Economic Forum On Illicit Trade

About Us

The illicit economies are thriving from dirty money derived from corruption, illicit trade, organized crime, and threat finance. From human trafficking, arms smuggling, counterfeiting, money laundering, cybercrime, or illegal wildlife trade, these nefarious activities are lucrative business, and therefore, fuel the size of the illicit economy. Bad actors and threat networks benefit from their patronage of illicit economies. They can infiltrate governments, undermine the justice system, exploit impoverished and relegated communities, move counterfeit and contraband across lax borders, and many other illicit activities.

ICAIE is a 501(c)(4) registered in DC with Employer Identification Number 86-3204668 from the Internal Revenue Service. ICAIE will start to develop its strategic footprint and key initiatives to fight illicit economies in 2021-2022. ICAIE will bring together committed champions across sectors and communities, including former members of the public sector, companies and prominent organizations from the private sector and civil society to mobilize energies to combat cross-border illicit threats. Additionally, esteemed experts will serve in advisory roles to help guide day-to-day operations and the policy path of ICAIE. Additionally, ICAIE serves as a valuable asset to partner on transformative solutions, and to engage with U.S. Congress and others.