From drug and arms trafficking to child slavery – illegal trade is funding serious crimes. PMI is on a mission to create a smoke-free future and, for this, it is imperative to fight illegal trade in all its forms ➡️
If illicit trade were a country, its economy would be larger than Brazil, Italy and Canada. The World Economic Forum warns that 2.2 trillion could be lost annually due to illicit trade.
But no single industry or government can address this complex problem on its own.
Criminals are working in networks; our response should be one of networks as well.
We need to build cross-sector and public-private coalitions that are able, and willing, to make a change.
That’s why we launched PMI IMPACT, a global initiative to support projects dedicated to reducing or preventing illegal trade, and countering its negative consequences for individuals, their families, and communities.
HOW DOES PMI IMPACT WORK?
Public organizations, law enforcement, private entities, and nongovernmental organizations from around the world are invited to submit project proposals for funding.
A council of external independent experts plays a central role in the evaluation and selection of the project proposals for the award of grants by PMI.
PMI has pledged 100 million dollars to support projects dedicated to reducing or preventing illegal trade, and countering its negative consequences for individuals, their families, and communities.
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