Prevent smuggling


Stop people from moving illegally objects such as dutiable, excisable or prohibited goods into or out of a country.

Alternative labels

avert trafficking and running goods
block smuggling
stop trafficking and running goods
avert smuggling
restrict trafficking and running goods
restrict smuggling
stop smuggling
block trafficking and running goods

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Prevent smuggling is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Customs officer: Customs officers combat the importation of illegal goods, firearms, drugs or other dangerous or illegal items while checking the legality of items brought across national borders. They are government officials who control the documents to ensure entry criteria and custom laws are complied with and control if the custom taxes are paid correctly.

Optional skill

Prevent smuggling is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Prevent smuggling – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022