Illicit Commerce

Illicit commerce remains the lifeblood of today’s bad actors, criminal organizations, and terrorist groups. A very profitable illicit activity for many of today’s criminals and illicit networks is their involvement in the trafficking and smuggling of counterfeit and pirated goods.

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Luna Global Networks Net-Centric Partnerships to Fight Illicit Trade


Clean Supply Chains for a Secure World

Luna Global Networks is proud to work with a coalition of public and private sector partners to harness and support anti-illicit trade strategic alliances, to strengthen a network of networks and find innovative ways to help protect our economies, markets, and communities against the harms and impacts posed by the global illegal economy.  

Illicit trade is a threat multiplier that can impede broader economic and national security objectives including collective efforts to fight corruption, organized crime, and terrorism.

Luna Global Networks continues to work with many champions across regions, sectors, and industries to harness the requisite energies to strengthen cross-border cooperation to address today’s fundamental transformation of illicit trade, through a network of networks where dynamic collaborations, strategic alliances, and collective action are helping to elevate our shared resolve to more effectively combat illicit markets.

"Illicit trade is a growing security concern globally across economies, markets, and industries. Cross-sectoral, cross-industry partnerships are powerful force multipliers for safeguarding intellectual property, protecting venerable brands, securing market reputational value, and for nurturing market integrity, economic growth, and innovation." David M. Luna, President and CEO, Luna Global Networks

Through a network of coalitions and net-centric partnerships (A Network of Networks) – focused on fighting illicit trade and related security threats globally. Our credo is “We Can Do More Together” -- fighting illicit networks across borders, sectors, industries, and communities to prevent and disrupt transnational criminal and illicit networks who trade in counterfeit and pirated goods such as medicines, luxury apparel, technology, automotive parts, and other illicit commodities including trafficking in narcotics, endangered wildlife, illegally-harvested timber and environmentally-sensitive materials, food stuff, illegal tobacco and alcohol, etc. Often such illicit trade is associated with human trafficking and slavery. 

The over-arching goal is to help better coordinate, leverage, and harness global efforts to counter illicit activities across borders, industries, and markets by providing a united voice and more vibrant coalition for the mobilization and activation of more robust public-private partnerships to fight webs of corruption and criminality in today's illicit markets and to promote clean, secure supply chains and safer communities. 

  • Targeted Enforcement: Track, degrade and/or defeat (TD&D) identified illicit actors and markets through the employment of Cross-sectoral, Cross-Industry Partnerships 

  • Develop effective Anti-Illicit Trade Curriculum to train and educate individuals and institutions across sectors and industries in cutting edge counter-illicit trade tactics, methods and processes, and to support innovative research. 

  • Strengthen Cross-Sectoral, Cross-Industry Partnerships, Multi-Dimensional Approaches and Solutions through national, regional, and global engagement including strategic dialogues, training workshops, and Net-Centric roundtables and meetings, and on-line instructional webinars and training curriculum.  

  • Refine and improve our understanding of illicit actors and networks – facilitating the planning and evaluation of TD&D efforts.  What's working? What is not working? 

  • Curate Advanced Technologies and Market Intelligence-based Consortium, Data Analytics and Threat Mapping, Visualization Platforms and Illicit Trade Intelligence Units (ITIUs), and Illicit Trade/Threats Hub (Center) to share new and innovative tools and market intelligence to shape Anti-Illicit Trade strategies and to enhance counter-illicit trade activities and tactical disruptions and operations across illicit markets. 

Luna Global Networks & Convergence Strategies LLC