We invite you to join us for a virtual panel debate as we discuss how illicit trade has evolved during the Covid-19 situation, and how criminals are planning to ‘reap the rewards’ in the economic aftermath.
As well as examining the range of products subject to illicit trade, the webinar will use tobacco as a case study and discuss the themes from a report recently published by JTI - The Gathering Storm – that illustrates how the illegal tobacco trade has been operating during the Covid-19 situation.
The webinar will also explore the opportunities that Brexit and the end of the transition period may present in tackling illicit trade and the criminals behind it, through cooperation, education and enforcement.
Phil Lewis, Director General, Anti-Counterfeiting Group
Kenny MacAskill MP, Vice Chair, Illicit Trade APPG
Ian Monteith, Global Director of Anti-Illicit Tobacco Operations, JTI
Ian Paisley MP, DUP Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport and Communities and Local Government
Laura Hutchinson, Head of UK BI and Political Intelligence, Dods Monitoring (chair)