An analyst who focuses on the economic foundations of authoritarian rule has warned that tariffs and sanctions drive some states, individuals and multinational firms to pursue international commercial trade using trade-based money laundering (TBML) methods that evade US customs and financial centres.

In a piece for the Stratfor website, Clay Fuller argues that for these actors, illicit money transfers are increasingly disguised as commercial transactions.

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