- The UN Comtrade Database is a compilation of reported global transactions, categorised into HS codes, voluntarily submitted by trading parties.
- The Harmonized System classification is a six-digit standard code used to classify globally traded products. They are currently used by customs authorities around the world to identify the duty and tax rates for specific types of products.
This report was generously funded by Arcadia; a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin via TRAFFIC’s Reducing Trade Threats to Africa’s Wild Species and Ecosystems (ReTTA) Project.
Arcadia supports charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $1 billion to projects around the world. For more information, visit https://www.arcadiafund.org.uk/