Best Answer

Smuggling occurs when a nation applies high taxes to an item, or banns an item, such as during the Prohibition era in the USA when alcohol was deemed to be illegal. In that case, Canada, right next door, became the biggest supplier to the USA. Huge profits resulted. Many millionaires were created. Today the product being smuggled into the USA from Canada is pot, tons of it a week. Huge profits are resulting. Some things never change do they?

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2008-05-10 15:50:15
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: Why does smuggling still occur?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

What act tried to stop smuggling?

the British Government tried stop smuggling by passing The Sugar Act but people still passed food and hid some in their homes

You Have a record of smuggling people from Mexico you went to prison for 45 days in 1983 can you still apply for the citizenship?

You can apply but that kind of smuggling is a felony- doubt if you application will beapproved

What do you call the smuggling of goods?


What rhymes with struggling?

Smuggling, juggling,juggling, smuggling

Was smuggling serious in the 18th century?

Smuggling Tea was very popular

What were the punishments for smuggling goods during the thirteen colonies?

What were the punishments for smuggling in 1700

Is there any country where smuggling weapons is legal?

Smuggling means "illegal transport" so no.

How would you use smuggling in a sentence?

Mexicans are notorious for smuggling different drugs into the US.

Explain why the navigation acts encouraged smuggling?

The Navigation Acts encouraged smuggling because there was no method of controlling it. The Dutch offered a much better deal to the colonists, thus making smuggling in Dutch imports and smuggling out exports to the Dutch very worthwhile.

Common activity in which the colonists engaged to avoid the restrictive unpopular navigation laws?

smuggling smuggling

Could you use smuggling in a sentence?

The prohibition of the 1920s created a major liquor smuggling industry.

In the book flush What was grandpa Bobby smuggling to South America?

He was smuggling emeralds to South America

What has the author Kofo Olugbesan written?

Kofo Olugbesan has written: 'Smuggling' -- subject(s): Smuggling

Where Do Genocide Still Occur?

In darfur still to this day

How does duty and smuggling related?

Smuggling in large quantities is often an effort to avoid paying import duties.

Is menstruation still occur without having egg released from ovary?

Yes. Menstruation will still occur with out ovulation

What is meaning of Smuggling?

of Smuggle

How did smuggling courts created by the Sugar Act differ from regular courts?

In smuggling courts there was no juries just a judge.

How is people smuggling changing the world?

People Smuggling is changing the world by changing the population of countries and the attitude of people.

How do you write smuggling in a sentence?

How to handle the smuggling of illegal immigrants into America is a source of unending debate in the political world.

Do sunspots still occur?

Yes, they occur frequently throughout a stars lifetime.

The British government tried to stop smuggling with the?

The British government tried to stop American colonists from smuggling with the Sugar Act.

How was John Hancock accused of smuggling?

the bristian toke one of john Hancock ships and said he was smuggling some goods

Can you use duty and smuggling in a sentence?

There are two meanings to duty: It was his duty (responsibility) to stop the smuggling and collect the duty (taxes)

Name three international Disputes going on in Mexico?

Smuggling of people and illegal drugs into the United States.Smuggling of people from Guatemala and Belize into Mexico.Smuggling of arms and military supplies (for drug cartels) from the United States.