Container Control Mentorship Programme in Uzbekistan

Customs officers of the Port Control Units in Chukursay and Angren dry ports and the Central Apparatus of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part in the mentorship programme conducted by the "UNODC-World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme - Regional Segment for Central Asia and Azerbaijan". WCO and UNODC representatives facilitated the training aimed at strengthening knowledge and skills of the Uzbek customs officers in "profiling" of the containers movement and using modern customs control methods including secured communication system "ContainerComm". Mentorship programme held on 26-29 April 2016 at Customs post "Tekhkontora Chukursai" in Tashkent.

This programme is a follow up of the theoretical and practical training courses, study tour and establishment of two Port Control Units in Chukursay and Angren dry ports. 

CCP assists governments in creating the sustainable enforcement structures in the selected sea and dry ports in order to minimize risk of shipping containers being exploited for illicit drug trafficking and transnational organized crime. Uzbekistan has joined CCP Programme in December 2013.

The CCP Regional Segment for Central Asia and Azerbaijan is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program.