Technology & Trade
Illicit Trafficking and Counterfeiting
Proposing solutions to the geostrategic challenge posed by illicit trade to bridge the divide between good public policy and private profit
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Illicit trafficking and counterfeiting have become a cancer on the global economic system – one that equally damages both the public good and private profit. This project addresses those issues by pinpointing public-private partnerships to solve national and international trafficking concerns. We research and analyze current and future illicit trafficking trends and in partnerships with governments and private sector actors, design dynamic solutions to these problems. Working with partners from the Caribbean to South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, the project proposes solutions to the geostrategic challenge posed by illicit trade to bridge the divide between good public policy and private profit.
A model example of MAB’s methods for combatting illicit trade is the Security and Trade Efficiency Platform (STEP) program. STEP works in consultation with the private sector to advance the global competitiveness of Caribbean trade ports, while simultaneously increasing border security and the detection of illicit trade items. Knowing that the public sector – at all levels – cannot solve all of the globe’s proliferation and illicit trade concerns, MAB’s innovative approach brings both the public and private sector together to cooperate on model approaches that benefit both arenas.