The UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme increases the Turkmen practitioners' awareness of the strategic trade and export control 

On 06-10 December 2022, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized a national workshop on strategic trade and criminal intelligence, transit and transshipment fraud, as well as export controls within the framework of the UNODC-WCO Global Container Control Programme (CCP) in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan.

The five-day training brought together 19 representatives from the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan, including members of three Port Control Units (PCU), the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Trade and External Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan to enhance their knowledge and capacities in identifying risk indicators, types of offenses in the strategic trade area, and increased awareness on export control issues. In line with the agenda, specific topics, including an overview of international embargoes and sanctions, the UN best practices in combating transit/transshipments fraud, provisions of the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 against the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons have been thoroughly discussed. 


The practical exercises and assignments carried out by the training participants significantly contributed to strengthening interagency cooperation and interaction between the actors involved in strategic trade and export control processes in Turkmenistan.

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 (EXBS) Programme.