ETCO participates in the 6th ALAC meeting
ETCO participated today in the 6th meeting of the ALAC – Latin American Anti-Smuggling Alliance, which marks the resumption of cooperation work and exchange of experiences in combating illicit trade in Latin America.
The ALAC was created in 2016 by the private sector, with the aim of establishing a cooperation agenda with the region's governments to reduce smuggling.
Edson Vismona, president of ETCO and FNCP, was part of the panel of productive sectors and stressed that “cooperation and integration between countries is essential in the fight against smuggling, which is one of the sources of financing for organized crime that threatens and weakens the entire society. .”
In his presentation, he shared the Brazilian initiatives, especially the CNCP's good practice guides; the fight against the offer of illegal products in marketplaces and the billion-dollar losses that the productive sectors and the treasury had in 2020.
The ALAC takes place on the 29th and 30th of October in Quito, Ecuador.
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