In the event “Making an IMPACT on consumers and society: Working together against illegal trade”, the Expert Council members of PMI IMPACT discuss how to combat illegal trade­ and its impact on consumers, communities, and governments.

Protecting and educating the public, harnessing the power of technology, and fostering public-private partnerships: These are some of the strategies needed to combat illicit trade, according to a recent panel discussion hosted by the global initiative PMI IMPACT.

The 50-minute conference, which can be watched back online, explored the damaging consequences of illegal trade on consumers and society at large.


The panel discussion featured Alvise Giustiniani, Vice President, Illicit Trade Prevention at Philip Morris International, alongside members of PMI IMPACT’s Expert Council: Alain Juillet, former senior official in charge of economic intelligence to France’s Prime Minister’s office; Suzanne Hayden, former senior prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice; Carlos Moreira, chairman, CEO and founder of global cybersecurity company WISeKey; Navi Pillay, former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.


Since 2016, PMI IMPACT has been combating illicit trade in all its forms, by bringing together organizations that fight illegal trade and enabling them to implement impactful solutions.


Watch the panel discussion online here.[SM1]