Fifth WCO COPES Project Regional Seminar held in Casablanca

23 June 2016

The fifth WCO COPES Project Regional Seminar, organized in partnership with Morocco’s Customs and Excise Administration, was held in Casablanca from 24 to 26 May 2016.

Mr. Nizar Nasr, Head of Moroccan Customs’ Prevention Division, opened the Seminar which was also attended by Customs representatives from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia.

The new training on the importance of evidence collection for investigation and prosecution purposes, delivered simultaneously in English and French, was very well received by participants, whether managers or field officers. It also served as a discussion forum, fostering lively exchanges between Customs officers operating in different administrative systems and organizations.

During the closing ceremony, Mr. Abdelhadi Said, Head of Moroccan Customs’ European and American Relations Department, welcomed the content of this training and its innovative approach for forward-looking Customs administrations. He concluded by urging the continued roll-out of this training, whose modules meet the new requirements for Customs evidence collection.

For further information please contact Mr. Gilles Thomas, WCO COPES Project Coordinator, at the following e-mail address: