Illicit trade

Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT)

The OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT) works with governments to better understand the full range of complex risks and threats posed to our global economies.

The TF-CIT focuses on evidence-based research and advanced analytics to assist policy-makers map and understand the market vulnerabilities exploited and created by illicit trade.   

Recommendation on FTZ

The Recommendation on Countering Illicit Trade: Enhancing Transparency in Free Trade Zones was adopted by the OECD Council on 21 October 2019 on the proposal of the Public Governance Committee (PGC). The Recommendation aims to assist governments and policy makers in reducing and deterring illicit trade conducted through and inside Free Trade Zones (FTZs).

The Recommendation is designed to ensure transparency in FTZs and is framed as part of the broader effort to counter illicit trade. It calls on Adherents to encourage FTZ to adopt a voluntary Code of Conduct for Clean Free Trade Zones that is set out in the Appendix to the Recommendation. Compliance with all the provisions of the Code of Conduct will be assessed and monitored by a mechanism (diagnostic tool) to be established within one year after the adoption of the Recommendation.

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