The objective of the SIA project was to develop an online tool to track and monitor publicly available information on seizures of illicitly traded goods. The project started with tobacco products, and pilots are underway to expand the tracking and look into other illicitly traded goods. By aggregating the seizures information, trends start to emerge across the EU. These trends can help stakeholders when formulating plans to fight illicit trade, on their borders, across the EU as a whole and within countries.
The project is presented as both a tool and insights report that collates some of the aggregated findings. The tool is designed for individual users to form their own conclusions. However, some key points in the insights report include: