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CCP Donors and International Support in Latin America and the Caribbean

Photo: Port of PanamaCountries that cooperate with WCO and UNODC to facilitate the implementation of the CCP throughout the world benefit considerably in many ways, not least in helping to ensure that the training they deliver and sponsor is a major factor in the recipient country strengthening international trade supply chain security. The input rendered by sponsoring countries has enabled the CCP to develop and make a measurable impact on the interdiction of smuggled goods, not just within those countries in which the CCP operates, but also in transit and destination countries. Their contributions and support underpin the CCP and enable WCO/UNODC to seek to further develop the CCP beyond the existing network. The success of seizures attributed to the CCP during 2011 and 2012 can only help to drive the expansion of the Programme.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, Canada, the U.S. and Germany have each contributed to, and been instrumental in financing and supporting the implementation of the CCP in various countries.

International and not-for-profit organizations actively supporting CCP implementation in Latin America include:

  • Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC)
  • International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

The CCP has also recently sought cooperation in the private sector. Given the significant seizures of counterfeit goods the CCP has now been recognized by a major clothing and apparel manufacturer which has become the first private sector donor. This represents a key step in involving businesses with a vested interest in countering this aspect of a global crime. It offers a win-win situation for the private sector whose revenues and brands rely on tackling counterfeit goods.