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How the National Industry of Smuggling Harms the Economy Essay

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Smuggling is the illegal transportation of goods or people, such as out of building into a prison , or cross an international border in volation of applicable laws or other regulation. There are various way to smuggle. These include the participation in illegal trade, such as in the drug trade etc. Smuggling severly harms the economy of a country in multidimensional ways. “Smuggling was not just a cottage industry, but a national industry.”
Jim Sinclair
Smuggling is an activity which involves the importation or exportation of goods by wrong or unlawful means with objective of evading taxes.
Smuggling is an illegal method of conducting business. The principle causes of smuggling are greed for wealth ignorance and lack of nationalism.
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Markets and shops across the country are flooded with smuggled goods of any and all descriptions. Smuggled items through the borders of Iran, Afghanistan, China and the Afghan transit trade form a major part of the informal economy volume of which ranges between 50to60 percent of the formal economy, which is depriving the country of its rightful levies including excise and customs duty worth hundreds of billions of Rupees.
Thousands of industrial units have been rendered sick, due to the availability of smuggled goods in open markets. Afghan imports under Afghan transit trade are actually arranged for back smuggling into Pakistan with the help of Afghan traders. It is not possible to determine the precise amount of revenue loss and size of black money or shifting of money abroad .revenue loss on account of smuggling of Afghan transit trade alone, as estimated by the World Bank, amounted to US during nine years from 2001to2009.
Smuggling has now become a routine part of all economic activities in Pakistan which hardly raises any eye brows nor stirs the slightest fear of the law. Pakistan which hardly measuring and countering enormous revenue leakages and black money. Its size estimated to be three time the regular economy. People are bringing in
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