NII Workshop for Azerbaijan Customs Service

19 June 2018

The World Customs Organization with the support of Customs Cooperation Fund of Japan delivered a four-day “Workshop on Improving X-Ray images analysis capabilities” to the benefit of the State Customs Service of Azerbaijan Republic (SCC) at the Regional Office of Capacity Building in Baku from 11 to 14 June 2018. 

In the opening ceremony, Mr. Asgar Abdulayev, Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan highlighted the importance of having trained personnel on the technics of reading images from the NII equipment to better identify the contents of the scanned containers as opposed to what has been declared. Using NII equipment to identify anomalies is part of the trade facilitation measures as opposed to doing a full physical examination of the container. He continued by encouraging all the participants to actively take part in the training.

The training was carried out by two experts from the St Petersburg branch of the Russian Customs Academy.