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From 9th to 11th January 2017 a Regional Security Workshop for the MENA Region was held in Amman, Jordan

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The Workshop, a follow up event on the WCO Security Programme Strategic Seminar held at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels in June 2016, was hosted by the Jordan Customs administration at the Regional Training Center for the MENA Region and attended by 15 participants from 11 countries.

During the three-day event the WCO provided members with an update on WCO Security Programme activities. Moreover it provided a platform to discuss challenges member administrations in the region face regarding flows of migrants, dual use goods, arms and explosives linked to ongoing conflicts and terrorist activity.  Members shared their national approaches in relation to these challenges in an open and objective dialogue allowing identifying common issues and security related training and capacity building needs.

The WCO provided a comprehensive overview of the Programme Global Shield and Strategic Trade Control Enforcement activities planned for the MENA region.

For further details please contact James McColm ( and Roman Brühwiler (