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NCJ Number: 158275 Find in a Library
Title: Just Passing Through: Transit States and the Dynamics of Illicit Transshipment
Journal: Transnational Organized Crime  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:65-83
Author(s): H R Friman
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 19
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article considers aspects of political geography, transnational relations, interdependence, and state capacity to discuss why certain countries emerge as transit states, i.e., third countries through which illicit transshipments pass.
Abstract: The article explores the concept of transshipment and its changing definitions in the context of ongoing debates of rules of origin. The key to why certain nations emerge as transit states lies in the interaction of a country's openness to transit and its access to the intended final market. To illustrate its arguments, the article explores the validity of concerns over the emergence of Mexico as a transit state to the U.S. for the illicit transshipment of drugs from Latin America and textiles from East Asia. 1 figure, 1 table, and 90 notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Border control; Drug smuggling; Mexico; Smuggling/Trafficking
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