UN, World Customs Organization hold container profiling workshop at Turkmenbashi port
Ashgabat, Dec. 25 / Trend , E.Hasanov/ A training
program for the profiling of containers in the city of Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan was completed. The training took place within the Global Program on Container Traffic
(GLOG80) - Turkmenistan Segment and was organized by UN special department jointly
with the World Customs Organization, said UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The Global Program on Container Traffic is designed to strengthen the capacity of participating states in order to curb smuggling of drugs, precursor chemicals and other goods hidden in containers, simultaneously promoting legitimate trade.
Topics of the workshop were developed in accordance with national and international regulations on container trade. The workshop discussed security of seaport and container control operations; standardized risk assessment; secure means of communication; operational information, promotion of trade, methods of identifying and detecting drugs, precursor chemicals, nuclear and radioactive materials.
The program was designed for employees of the State Customs Service, Turkmenistan State Service on Counter Narcotics, State Border Service, Ministry of National Security, Transport Police of the Interior Ministry, and Marine and River Shipping Office.
The workshop was attended by international experts from UNODC, WTO and UK. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also contributed to the debate by providing important information to combat smuggling of nuclear and radioactive materials.
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