Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Expert Trainer Certification Workshop

04 July 2016

Fifteen representatives from ten WCO Member administrations completed the first full Strategic Trade Control Enforcement (STCE) Expert Trainer Certification Workshop held at the WCO headquarters from 20 June to 1 July 2016. During the two weeks, representatives from Canada, Estonia, Kenya, Lithuania, Moldova, Pakistan, Serbia, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the United States actively participated in the training workshop and engaged with the facilitators to acquire skills on how to conduct training courses based on the new WCO STCE curriculum. The curriculum contains high-level briefings for senior managers on strengthening national STCE efforts and modules for operational personnel covering Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) and related dual use materials and equipment. Participants also received supplementary training on the application of risk management and post-clearance audits in the context of strategic trade control.
The workshop is a part of WCO’s strategy to support its Members’ efforts in preventing illicit trafficking CBRN and dual use strategic goods related to weapons of mass destruction. Participants who demonstrate advanced skills and knowledge during the workshop will be able to complete their certification as WCO “STCE Expert Trainers” by conducting an in-field training mission as a co-trainer delivering the WCO’s STCE curriculum.
Future events are planned both in Brussels and across the WCO regions under the framework of its STCE Programme. For additional information please contact