Mentoring visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Container Control Programme 

10-14 October 2022, Gradiška, Bosnia and Herzegovina: As part of its continuous support to the joint inter-agency units in South-Eastern Europe, the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) conducted a mentoring visit to the Port Control Unit (PCU) in Gradiška, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The mentoring focused on the key aspects of risk analysis, profiling and targeting high risk consignments within the containerized trade supply chain as well as on challenges around physical inspections at Gradiska land-border crossing/customs point. In addition to regular support to the assigned police and customs officers in strengthening their personal and organizational capacities, the mentoring visit addressed issues related to the implementation of the National Computerized Transit System (NCTS), in use in Bosnia and Herzegovina since beginning of August 2022.

During the mentoring visit the PCU selected and inspected several containerized shipments, also using a mobile scanner available.

The five-day in-person mentoring activity has been implemented within the EU-UNODC action on promoting the rule of law and good governance through targeted border control measures at ports and airports, funded by the European Union and implemented by AIRCOP and CCP in cooperation with the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe.