Container Control Programme - Annual Report 2015
2015 has been a year of continued growth for the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP) that has included the inauguration of Port Control Units (PCUs) in Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Jordan, Nepal, Thailand, Viet Nam, and the first Air Cargo Control Unit at Karachi Airport in Pakistan. There has been a continued user uptake of the WCO’s ContainerCOMM system, alongside the implementation of the WCO’s Container Targeting System in a number of CCP countries. The Programme has also proactively taken forward the challenges of gender mainstreaming with the launch of the CCP Women’s Network.
The Programme is rolling out theoretical and practical training, as well as more specialized training including Customs Operational Practices for Enforcement and Seizures (COPES) that provides an introduction to investigation and evidence handling techniques. Alongside this, the Programme has continued to deliver Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) training and inaugurated workshops and training on strategic and dual use goods. The Programme also carried out a review of scanning technology that has made a number of important recommendations to improve the use of non-intrusive tools for container control.