Regional meeting of the Heads and Representatives of Central Asian Customs Training Institutions within Customs Consortium
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (2 June 2014) – on 29 May 2014, twenty customs service officers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in 5th meeting of the Heads and Representatives of Central Asian Customs Training Institutions within Customs Consortium established with the support European Union funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA), implemented by the UN Development Programme.
Representatives of US funded Export and Border Security Programme (EXBS) and Border Management Staff College of Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE BMSC) also participated at the event.
During consortia meeting, participants shared latest developments in the field of educational process in Customs Services of Central Asian states, reviewed the progress made under Consortium activities as well as worked out practical recommendations/proposals for further work of Customs Consortia considering its sustainability. Participants also visited the Institute of Professional Development (IPD) of the Customs Service under the Government of Tajikistan established with US EXBS support and highly valued new facilities and equipment delivered.
BOMCA supports the establishment of customs and border guard agencies consortia of training institutions in Central Asia and facilitates the establishment of institutional partnerships between such consortia and EU training institutions in the fields of border and customs control.
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 through central Asian borders.
For more information, please contact Mr. Suhrob Kaharov - BOMCA Country Manager in Tajikistan firstname.lastname@example.org or who could be reached by following telephone numbers: (44) 600 5527/28.