When you think of illicit trade in Latin America, you tend to think of drug trafficking. And of course, this crime has indeed occupied the minds of many governments in Latin America during recent decades, while causing major problems for society and the economy.
However, according to KPMG’s Project EOS report, the illicit trade of tobacco products is having an increasingly significant impact on the region. It is clear that the illicit trade of tobacco is a crime with severely negative consequences which governments must address.
The report looks at the illicit trade of tobacco in Latin America and Canada, and has some eye-catching statistics:
The following video was based on Project EOS, a study of illicit cigarette consumption in Latin America and Canada, published by KPMG in January 2017, and also on the following sources and documents:
Written by STOP: ILLEGAL