29 October 2021 / At the invitation of several research institutes, a conference on illicit financial flows in commodity trading was held today at the University of Bern. The results of two research projects were discussed with representatives from science, policy, industry and civil society, and courses of action were identified. Developing countries are often … Continue reading Bern Conference on commodity and gold trading: How can illicit financial flows be curbed?
The Curbing Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) research project has just been renewed by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (R4D.ch) for the second phase 2020-23. Our interdisciplinary, North-South collaborative project began in 2017 and has since made significant progress in improving collective knowledge and understanding of IFFs. Through intensive collaborations with … Continue reading Curbing IFFs Research Project extended for second phase (2020-23)!
Illicit financial flows (IFFs) accruing from commodity trade mispricing tend to erode the tax base of resource-rich, developing countries, while also contributing to regulatory and financial risks for major trading and financial hubs. To date, there is however a lack of robust evidence to analyze the magnitude and channels for trade-based IFFs. In their new … Continue reading Abnormal Pricing in Swiss Commodity Imports: New Methods and Evidence
Introduction The fight against illicit financial flows (IFFs), in particular against those originating from trade misinvoicing in commodity exports, has become especially relevant for resource-rich countries focused on strengthening their domestic resource mobilization (DRM) strategies. In an effort to promote evidence-based and effective policymaking, studies on IFFs are facing diverse challenges, particularly over the conceptual … Continue reading Abnormal Pricing in Peruvian Copper Concentrate Exports: Key recommendations for empirical studies
Introduction In this post, Mr. Nalonglith Norasing, Senior Researcher in Law at the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) in Lao PDR, presents the main findings of a study on the laws, regulations and practices to address trade misinvoicing and abusive transfer pricing in the context of Lao PDR. The study was conducted in collaboration … Continue reading IFFs in Lao PDR: A Legal Perspective