Joint Customs Legislative Review Group Meeting in Ashgabat

Fourth Joint Customs Legislative Review Group Meeting of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 2004 (UNSCR 1540) was conducted in Ashgabat in May.

The Group reviewed the current relevant national customs regulations and produced recommendations for national authority's further consideration in relation to the implementation of UNSCR 1540.

The Joint Customs Legislative Review Group also drafted the export control list of dual use and military goods.

Representatives of the State Customs Service, State Border Service, Prosecutor General's Office, Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Internal Affairs took part in the meeting.

The workshop "The Role of the Turkmen State Law Enforcement Agencies in the interdiction of illegal trafficking of strategic goods (within the UN Resolution 1540)" was conducted in Ashgabat. Both events were organized in the framework of the UNODC project "Strengthening customs service and other law enforcement agencies capacity in implementing border and trade control, in particular, export/import control regimes".

16 officers from the State Customs Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs took part in the workshop aimed at strengthening capacity of the law enforcement officers in the field of strategic goods control, dual use goods, introducing to the best practices related to export, import, and transit control, including prevention, investigation, and detection, information gathering and sharing. Special attention was paid to the implementation of the UN Resolution 1540.