The STCE Programme delivers a Virtual National Training for Cambodia Customs

02 March 2021

The Strategic Trade Control Enforcement (STCE) Programme is continuing to deliver virtual capacity building events during the first quarter of 2021, hoping to be able to follow-up with live events starting from the end of the second quarter of the year.

Between 16 and 19 February 2021, a STCE National training was dispensed to twenty-eight officers from the Customs Administration of Cambodia by the STCE team and two WCO accredited STCE Expert Trainers from the Indonesian and Thai Customs. A representative of the Programme donor, Global Affairs Canada, Mr. Rick Kerwin, was also present throughout the workshop and kindly addressed the audience by expressing the donor’s satisfaction and enthusiasm towards the hard work of the WCO in supporting its members in their fight against illicit trafficking of WMDs and related items.

The training curriculum has been adapted to the online delivery, by reducing the textual content and replacing it with more activities and exercises in order to better engage participants in the virtual context. In this way, the attendees had the opportunity to be provided with an overview of the main topics covered by the STCE programme, from the Definition and Importance of strategic goods and the Components of a national strategic trade control system to the peculiarities of the different kinds of commodities included in this definition. Some useful tools were also presented to the audience, as the Strategic Trade Atlas, with which the Cambodian officers could get familiarized both in its book and web versions.

At the end of the training, the participants have been asked to provide some feedback to the STCE team and many positive responses and comments has been received, as the one here reported: “This webinar is very important for us. I will keep learning to improve my abilities and use this knowledge in my daily work. Thank you so much!”

The STCE Programme is planning several virtual events in the following months, including two STCE Risk management webinars, respectively in Russian and Spanish, which will be delivered in March 2021. For more information on its activities, please contact