Strengthening the knowledge of Uzbek Customs officers on Strategic Trade and Export Control under UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Regional Office for Central Asia conducted an online national workshop on the Strategic Trade and Export Control (STEC) for the officers from the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan (SCC), members of the Port Control Units (PCU) under UNODC and the World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme (CCP) from 25 to 28 January 2021. The workshop is a part of CCP distance learning activities for Uzbekistan for 2021 and aimed to raise awareness, strengthen the knowledge and skills of Customs officers in Uzbekistan on strategic trade and export control as well as expand PCU’s capacities on more advanced security interdictions.

Mr. Batyr Geldiyev, UNODC Regional Programme Coordinator encouraged the participants to actively participate in the training and expressed his confidence that the gained knowledge and skills during the training will lead to concrete results and seizures of illicit goods. The STEC modules were specially designed to approach PCUs’ needs in container profiling requirements and advanced Customs control of the export/import/transit/transshipment of strategic commodities and dual-use goods. Under the guidance of an experienced UNODC expert, Customs officers of Uzbekistan had an excellent opportunity to learn about country’s efforts in implementing international commitments to non-proliferation and international security, the types of sanctions and embargoes, the measures to prevent the spread of weapon of mass destruction, etc. The training sessions provided a range of various practical techniques and exercises to identify risk indicators and fraud patterns of illegal operations.

At the closing ceremony, Mr. Ramil Kontyukov, representative from SCC Central Apparatus, CCP National Focal Point expressed his gratitude to UNODC, CCP and the donor community for the continued support in strengthening professional expertise of Customs officers engaged in PCU operations in risk analysis and profiling of high-risk consignments on land, rail and air ports.

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


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