07/2015 Container shipment trafficking

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Active context: context_uid_training_courses
20 April 2015 to 23 April 2015
The Netherlands

The aim of this activity is to strengthen the multi-agency approach to detection and investigation of trafficking of illicit goods in container shipments, in particular by encouraging proactive sharing of information and intelligence detected by customs during risk assessment procedures.

Participants will be able to:

  • identify possibilities for police derived from information discovered during the risk assessment on pre-arrival and pre-departure manifests, bill of lading, SAD, etc. performed by customs (i.e. intelligence regarding car trafficking or drug smuggling in containers)
  • apply knowledge on inter-agency cooperation as presented during the port visit
  • gain efficient understanding of services provided by Europol regarding crimes committed via smuggling in container shipments (i.e. smuggling of tobacco products)
  • gain efficient understanding of pre-arrival and pre-departure risk assessment procedures at seaports, and the common risk assessment framework stipulated in the COM Regulation
Target Audience: 

Senior and middle-ranking police and customs officers responsible for combatting smuggling of illicit commodities in containers arriving to seaports (relevant security clearance is required).


Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032