Turkmen customs officers raise the level of safety of cargo transportation

Turkmen customs officers raise the level of safety of cargo transportation

In the international customs terminal of Ashgabat the training on the margins of the global Container Control Programme (CCP) took place.

The international experts and employees of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan took part in the action.

The theoretical part of the training was directed to the potential strengthening of revealing and detection of counterfeit seals in container transportations, and also use of modern methods and means of customs control.

In a practical part employees of the State Customs Service could improve skills of identification and analysis of seals and also customs documentation.

The day before in the building of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan there was held a meeting with regional co-ordinator of the global Container Control Programme (CCP) Batyr Geldiýew. In it the issues concerning customs control in the sea port of Turkmenbashi city were discussed.

The global Container Control Programme (CCP) was therefore established in 2004 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) to thwart these criminal activities by pooling the strengths of customs and other law enforcement bodies.

The program promotes the strengthening of safety of the international logistical channels by improvement of professional skill of employees of national frontier services in the field of use of sea, land and air cargoes for illegal purposes. It develops cooperation between national law enforcement bodies and subjects of private sector – port operators and navigable lines.

In March, 2019 the Container Control Programme has won the prestigious Bureau International des Containers (BIC) Award.

At present, the CCP is operational in 50 countries and has initiated activities in ten more. More than 85 operational Port Control Units (PCUs) and Air Cargo Control Units (ACCUs) have been established since the programme’s inception in 2004.

Svetlana DAVIDOVICH