WISeKey and OISTE.ORG launched  at the Zermatt Summit the Anti-Illicit Trade Declaration, calling on the International Community to Address all Forms of Illicit Trade


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Today, illicit trade has become a major contributor to discrepancies in wealth between the developing and developed world, while fueling devastating conflicts and undermining the legitimacy of countries. In effect, counterfeiting is the conduit that supports destabilizing and dangerous activities in nearly every sphere of the global economy.

From the illegal export of protected commodities, to the use of supply lines by terrorist groups and transnational criminal networks, counterfeiting and illicit trade hinders the fundamental building blocks of development, democracy, human rights and rule of law. It enables corrupt practices among government officials and private citizens alike. The value of illicit trade globally rivals the individual GDP of most members of the G8.

To enhance awareness of the issue and respond to these challenges, WISeKey and the Zermatt Summit will be organizing a high-profile panel of experts moderated by Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey, at the Roundtable onTechnology and Innovation in the Fight Against Illicit Trade.

Joining the panel:

  • Alvise Giustiniani, Vice President, Illicit Trade Prevention, Philip Morris International
  • Murat Seitnepesov, CEO, Integral Petroleum SA
  • Philip Grant, President, Trial International ONG

The Roundtable will also focus on the urgency to develop an Anti-Illicit Trade Declaration, calling on the international community to address all forms of illicit trade, promote due diligence and supply chain controls, and to foster private public cooperation in developing sustainable solutions.

About Zermatt Summit

Since 2010, the Zermatt Summit has been held annually in Switzerland. It has focused on themes including servant leadership, common good, courage. and has consistently promoted a constructive, action oriented dialogue between key stakeholders from different universes who share the same purpose.

Between 21st and 23rd September 2018 the Zermatt Summit will be held again in Zermatt under the theme “Humanising Innovation.”

More information:

Founded in Switzerland in 1998, OISTE was created with the objectives of promoting the use and adoption of international standards to secure electronic transactions, expand the use of digital certification and ensure the interoperability of certification authorities’ e-transaction systems. The OISTE Foundation is a not for profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, regulated by article 80 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. OISTE is an organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and belongs to the Not-for-Profit constituency (NPOC) of the ICANN. http://www.oiste.org/

About WISeKey
WISeKey is one of the fastest growing CyberSecurity companies in the world, being a leading Swiss information security and identity management software and services company. WISeKey’s mission is to facilitate the global growth of secure electronic transactions by providing businesses, governments and individuals with advanced technology and services that authenticate the identity of communicators, signatures, and objects during Internet transactions. WISeKey is currently deploying large scale IoT digital identities ecosystems and has become a pioneer of the 4th Industrial Revolution movement launched this year at the World Economic Forum at Davos. WISeKey Swiss based Cryptographic Root of Trust integrates wearable technology with secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, and empowers IoT and wearable devices to become secure transactional devices. https://www.wisekey.com