Need assessment in BiH on detection of firearms in postal and courier shipments

On 9 June 2020, the Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and UNODC held a meeting in Banja Luka, BiH, to identify the components of the need assessment for detection of firearms, their parts, components and ammunition in postal and courier shipments. UNODC has provided detailed explanation on the various stages and steps of the training needs analysis, equipment needs analysis, development of SOPs and conducting joint operations.

The main results of the meeting include:

  • Approval of the scope of the ToR for the need assessment;
  • Approval of the questionnaire to identify gaps and needs;
  • Agreement to fill in and return the questionnaire to UNODC by 26 June 2020;
  • Agreement to conduct assessment visits in the period 6 July – 1 August 2020.


This activity is part of the joint UNODC – UNDP project on countering arms trafficking in BiH. The financial support is provided under the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund by Germany, UK, Netherlands, France, Sweden and Norway.