A total of 29 Laos Customs officers recently participated in a World Customs Organization Airport Compliance and Enforcement Officer workshop.
The training is underpinned by enhancing risk management capabilities with a particular focus on risk-based passenger selectivity. Participants examine the elements of risk assessment, profiling and targeting, together with use of information and intelligence.
Specific techniques covered include verbal and non-verbal risk assessment, questioning methodologies and systematic examination procedures for small items, hand baggage, checked baggage and search of persons. The program is mostly practical and topics are delivered through many individual and group tasks, simulation exercises and role- plays.
The first three-days of the workshop were held at the Laos Anti-Smuggling training room in Vientiane. The final day was held at Watty International Airport and consisted of on-the-job training. The workshop was made possible through the sponsorship of the Japanese Customs Cooperation Fund. – WCO