Global Container Control Programme enhances strategic trade and export control in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Central Asia organized next online training series on strategic trade and export control under the UNODC – World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme (CCP).

The National Seminar on Strategic Trade and Export Control (STEC) – Phase 1 was held on 7‑10 June 2021 for twenty-one officers from Customs Service under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan deployed in four Port Control Units (PCUs) in Tajikistan – Dushanbe-2, Nizhniy Pyanj, Khorog and Khujand. The seminar was aimed at raising the awareness, strengthen the knowledge and skills of the PCU members in strategic trade and export control as well as use of modern Customs control techniques.

The customs officers received updates, strengthened their knowledge on control principles and its implementation, Strategic Trade Enforcement, overviewed the   prevention of the illicit trade in weapons, nuclear, missile, chemical and biological means, industrial materials and reviewed the risk indicators development. The group work was arranged in the workshop with active participation of trainees in the discussions and exchange of views on challenges, achievements, and their solutions.

The advanced national online-training strategic trade and export control was held on 14-18 June 2021 for twenty officials of the Republic of Uzbekistan from Head Office of the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Uzbekistan and three Port Control Units (PCUs) deployed at Alat, Yallama, and Chukursay Tekhkontora Customs posts, as well as a representative of the National Information-Analytical Center on Drug Control under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In line with the aims of the course, trainees have further enhanced their knowledge and expertise on better recognition, selection, analysis, and work with cargo, which includes dual-use industrial and other equipment and materials, chemicals, explosives, and conventional weapons.

Specialized online checking tools, as well as mechanisms for practical cooperation in this area were also made available to training participants. The Customs officers have also improved their expertise on proper applying of health-and-safety measures while working with these commodities, learned about additional sources of information and identification of goods subjected to strategic trade and export control measures. The essence, detailed provisions, and practical implementation mechanisms of the UN Security Council (UN SC)) resolution 1540, followed and further reinforced by UN SC resolutions 1673, 1977, 1810, 2055, 2325, and 2572 are highlighted and discussed with participants.

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



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