From 28 November to 9 December 2016, WCO training experts and a specialist from Moroccan Customs conducted the first Theoretical Training in the framework of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme at the Center for Promotion of Exports (CEPEX) in Tunis (Tunisia).
Officers from Customs, Border Police, Port Authority (STAM) and National Port Security (OMMP) of the Port of Radès attended the training that focused on the latest international standards in risk analysis and the profiling of high-risk containers used for cross-border movements of illicit goods. The aforementioned agencies will form the joint Port Control Unit in this important trade hub.
The CCP is a joint initiative between WCO and UNODC which assists countries in establishing and maintaining effective container controls on high risk cargo whilst facilitating legitimate trade. Currently, Port Control Units established in the framework of the CCP are operational in 34 countries; funding for additional 20 countries has been granted by donors to this joint UNODC-WCO programme.
The implementation of the Container Control Programme in Tunisia is funded by the Government of Japan.