New technologies to fight against customs fraud

Customs fraud is a major problem that has a significant impact on the global economy. According to estimates by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), it accounts for nearly 3.3% of world trade, or about $500 billion per year. They can take many forms, such as counterfeiting, trafficking in illicit goods, tax evasion, etc., and often endanger the health and safety of consumers.

To fight against these frauds, Customs uses a variety of technologies to better control and secure international trade. These technologies include scanners and radioactivity detectors, which can quickly verify the nature and quantity of hazardous materials or illicit products being transported. Recognition cameras and face recognition algorithms are also used to verify the identity of individuals and detect suspected fraudsters.

Online databases and supply chain tracking systems are also very useful for tracking the origin and destination of products and detecting possible anomalies in customs declarations.

Drones and sensors, meanwhile, are used to autonomously monitor borders and ports and detect suspicious movements. Finally, technologies enhanced with artificial intelligence and machine learning are used to process large amounts of data and detect abnormal patterns that could indicate customs fraud.

It is important to note that these technologies are often used together and are constantly evolving. It is therefore essential to stay informed of the latest advances in the fight against customs fraud and to ensure compliance with current regulations.