Heads and Instructors of Customs Academies and Training Centers from Central Asia Meet in Astana to Discuss Training of Customs Officers

May 14, 2013

Heads and instructors from Customs Training Institutions in five Central Asian states, - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participate in a Regional workshop, arranged by the EU-UNDP Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

During the workshop, the participants will update each other on the process of customs training and education in their countries; discuss current trends in the training of customs personnel in the framework of the World Customs Organisation; and will exchange proposals and ideas on creation of Distance Learning System in Central Asian Customs training centers.

As an outcome of the meeting, participants will work out practical recommendations/proposals for further work of Customs Consortia.
BOMCA supports the establishment of customs and border guard agencies consortia of key training institutions in Central Asia, many previously supported by the BOMCA Programme, and counterpart institutions in the European Union. BOMCA facilitates the establishment of institutional partnerships between such consortia and EU Border Management training institutions.

The overall objectives of BOMCA are to help increase security in the Central Asian region, to contribute toward the facilitation of legitimate trade and transit, and to reduce the illicit movement of goods and people.

The BOMCA Programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) as an implementing partner.

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