UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) Theoretical Training in Lao PDR launched

26 February 2016

The first Theoretical Training for officers from Customs, Police and Commission for drug control who will form the new (dry-)Port Control Unit was launched by WCO training experts in Vientiane, Lao PDR, from 22 February to 4 March 2016.

This training course largely focusses on risk assessment and profiling of illicit goods in containerized traffic and cover the core competences of a functioning Port Control Unit.

This Theoretical Training and the Practical Training (scheduled for May 2016) build the fundament for additional and more specialized training, provided in the framework of the Container Control Programme.

The UNODC Regional Coordinator in the Southeast Asia region was of great support in the organizational and logistical arrangements for this training course which was generously funded by the governments of Canada and Australia.

WCO and UNODC look forward to a successful work of the new (dry-)Port Control Unit in Vientiane.