Opening of the second inter-agency Joint Port Control Unit office of the
UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme in Afghanistanand
official hand-over of one HazMatID 360to rapidly identify solid and liquid chemicals

 
Press Release

November 2015

On 4 November 2015, the second inter-agency Joint Port Control Unit (JPCU) of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) in Afghanistan was opened inside the premises of the Nangarhar Customs House. The inauguration also included the hand-over of a HazMatID 360 which enables the rapid identification of over 32,000 solid and liquid chemicals.

The Enforcement Director from the Customs Department Headquarters in Kabul together with the Customs Director of Nangarhar Province formally opened the office. The ceremony was attended by senior officials from the Afghan Border Police (ABP), Afghanistan Customs (ACD) and the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA), as well as by members of the JPCU Nangarhar and officials from UNODC Kabul and Jalalabad.

The Container Control Programme is a global initiative, jointly run by UNODC and the World Customs Organization, aiming at the creation of inter-agency JPCUs with its members becoming experts in risk profiling containers. 

UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) activities in Afghanistan are conducted with funding provided by the European Union, Germany and the United States of America.