WCO Western Balkans Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Training Event ā€“ Zagreb 6-9 June

15 June 2017

During the week of 5 June, the World Customs Organization delivered its Eleventh Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Training event since the Programme was launched in July 2016. The event took place in Zagreb, Croatia and was the first regional training event, with participants attending from Bosnia-Hercegovina and Serbia as well as Croatia. The workshop covered the importance of Strategic Trade controls along with case studies of detections and commodity identifications of strategic and dual use materials and items. This was the first regional training event and was targeted at front line officers from the three countries.

The Strategic Trade Control Enforcement Training is a key component of the WCO’s Security Programme and the training supports Members to meet their United National Security Council obligations in relation to controlling the export, import and transhipment of weapons of mass destruction, their components and related dual use materials and items.

This event was the third of three workshops delivered in the June, with other National Trainings taking place in Mexico and Armenia. The WCO has a programme of planned National Training throughout the year and hosts a train the trainer event 22 to 30 August in Brussels.