Container Control Programme held a Risk Management workshop for Kosovo (1) customs officers 

17-21 October 2022, Pristina, Kosovo: The UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) organized a one-week training for the customs officers in Kosovo focusing on various aspects and types of risks in smuggling via maritime containerized and other commercial traffic including risk analysis of commercial documents, risk indicators and management, container search, types of concealments, seal tampering, x-ray image recognition, etc. The training was organized as a part of CCP continuous programming and cooperation with the Kosovo Customs.

During the training, twenty participants completed around one hundred risk profiles and, based on the findings conducted further physical inspections resulting in the identification of a number of various customs violations.

The training was delivered within the EU-UNODC joint action on enhanced border control, currently implemented in South-Eastern Europe by AIRCOP and CCP in cooperation with the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe and with the generous funding from the European Union.

This activity contributes to SDG 16, particularly SDG 16.a on strengthening relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.

[1] All references to Kosovo should be understood in the context of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).