Global Financial Integrity

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Trade Misinvoicing

Using Tech To Help Banks Stop The Bad Guys

Global trade is widely recognized as the lifeblood of a growing economy. However, according to the Wolfsberg’s Group Trade Finance Principles, financial institutions involved in trade financing cannot easily identify instances of over- or under-invoicing (or any...

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Colombia Considers New Beneficial Ownership Legislation

In the fight against international financial crimes, some of the greatest tools at a country’s disposal are strong laws promoting and enforcing transparency in beneficial ownership. Last month, the Colombian Congress introduced a bill to address beneficial...

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Global Investors Making Transparency Possible

By Brooke Tunstall Corporate tax avoidance is an open secret in the world of multinational enterprises. Hiding behind loose laws and revenue reporting standards around the globe, these international corporations obscure profits and losses to a degree...

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Trade Misinvoicing in Chile

By Sue Ryu In resource rich, commodity-dependent developing nations such as Chile, the issue of trade misinvoicing is not only highly prevalent, but of great negative consequence for public welfare. Chile ranks on the higher end of...

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Stopping Illicit Financial Flows Across Borders: The Case of Trade Misinvoicing

Trade misinvoicing is a persistent and significant feature of international trade transactions. It is a primary means of illicitly shifting funds in and out of a country. It occurs when importers and exporters deliberately falsify the prices,...

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Free-For-All Zones: The Case of Dubai

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) was proud to contribute to the July 2020 report ‘Dubai’s Role in Facilitating Corruption and Global Illicit Financial Flows’ from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The contribution, Chapter 3 of the report,...

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A Link in the Chain: Harnessing Blockchain for Trade Integrity 

By Andrew Peters In March 2020, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimated a lower bound of US$8.7 trillion in value gaps identified in trade between 135 developing countries and 36 advanced economies over the ten-year period 2008-2017. This...

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Trade Integrity and Solutions to Covid-19

Over the last couple of weeks, the rate of Covid-19 infections has flattened in most of the Global North, while the opposite has happened in the Global South. Indeed, according to data from the World Health Organization...

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