COPES CCP Training for Lebanese Customs

27 May 2021

In partnership with the Container Control Programme (CCP) operated jointly by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the WCO COPES Programme1 organized a training course which was delivered online from 24 to 28 May 2021 in Lebanon.

The training course brought together 19 Customs officials from the Port Control Units (PCUs) and Air Cargo Control Units (ACCUs) of Lebanese Customs.

In its fight against the transportation of illicit goods in sea or air containers, the CCP is setting up PCUs and ACCUs at the key seaports and airports of recipient countries.

Personnel working in these units are therefore benefiting from training courses provided for the purpose of improving their capacity in relation to targeting, risk management, establishing Customs infringements and gathering evidence. They are thus able to expedite effective controls while minimizing disruption to the flow of legitimate trade.

This course was organized with these considerations in mind. After the COPES Programme and its team had been presented and the course participants introduced, the agenda for the week was structured around the full spectrum of Customs enforcement activities, from the establishment of a violation, via the methods for gathering evidence and conducting seizures, all the way to the securing of a conviction.

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1Customs Operational Practices for Enforcement and Seizures