Learning the Best Practices in the Container Control

In order to familiarize recently trained officers of Uzbekistan with the methodologies applied by experienced risk profiling units in the European Union, the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia organized a working study visit for representatives of the State Customs Committee and the National Center on Drug Control under the Cabinet of Ministers to the Republic of Poland in October 2015. Visit was organized in the framework of the UNODC - WCO Global Container Control Programme. The mission was supported by the World Customs Organization and the Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland.

Uzbek delegation visited the European Union's border crossings, the Customs Department in Warsaw, the Customs Training Academy and the Customs Chamber in Biala-Podlaska as well as Customs border control offices in Malaszewicze (rail control), Koroszczyn (land border control) and Terespol (rail and land border control).

Polish counterparts shared experience in risk profiling for containerized shipments with the Uzbek colleagues. The Uzbek delegation was impressed by the existing automated and electronic systems of customs control, including a new "e-Booking TRUCK" system that enables customers carrying out international road transport operations to reserve the date and the time of the Customs control services in advance, which greatly contributes to trade facilitation. The Uzbek counterpartsĀ  learned how the Polish Customs successfully cooperates with the private sector and other stakeholders of the international trade supply chain. It is expected that the mission helps to build good working relations between the Polish and the Uzbek Customs in the field of illicit drug trafficking and smuggling of prohibited and illicit goods.

The CCP Regional Segment for Central Asia and Azerbaijan 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 (EXBS) Program.