Tackling illicit trade in medical products:
Better international cooperation for better health

Illicit trade in medical products is a complex, global problem that endangers people's health and undermines legitimate economic activity. This publication explores WTO tools and activities that can help WTO members combat illicit trade in this area.

WTO rules support efforts to address the problem of illicit trade by promoting transparency and predictability and setting the foundation for strengthened border and regulatory controls and enhanced cooperation.

This publication outlines the scale of the problem, explains the WTO rules available and provides a set of policy actions that WTO members and other stakeholders may consider to combat illicit trade in medical products.  

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