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UNODC closed the training of the Global Container Control Program in the Port of Acajutla

San Salvador, 1 march of 2017. Approximately 90% of world trade is carried out through maritime containers, of which more than 700 million are delivered annually in the supply chain of trade and less than 2% are inspected.

In this context, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have jointly developed the UNODC-OMA Global Container Control Program (CCP). This Program has a global reach, which also includes El Salvador, thanks to the efforts made by the National Anti-Drug Commission with UNODC in order to bring the Program to the country; And the financing provided by the Government of Canada, with the purpose to achieve a more expeditious and safe trade, through an objective and scientific analysis of containerized cargoes.

In El Salvador, institutions such as: The Ministry of Justice and Public Safety (through the National Civilian Police), the General Directorate of Customs of the Ministry of Finance, the Autonomous Port Executive Commission and the National Drug Administration , among other.

In recent months, specialized training programs have been developed with international experts to support training in order to install the technical capacity in the national authorities with the aim of ensuring the sustainability of the program and ensuring that officials implement good international practices.

On February 24, with the presence of Mrs. Maryse Guilbeault, Ambassador of Canada, Commissioner Andrés Ramírez Medrano, the Executive Director of the National Anti-drug Commission, Mr. Roberto de Jesús Mendoza, the Manager of the Port of Acajutla, Mrs. Mónica Mendoza, Head of the UNODC Country Office in El Salvador, Mr. Bob Van den Berghe, UNODC Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Mr. José Salvador Portillo, Coordinator of the General Directorate Of Customs, concluded one of the training phases in order to consolidate logistic and port activities in the country and strengthen exports through a safe management and in accordance with the requirements of the international standards.