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Combating illegal trade in ODS in Indian Ocean Island States
8 October 2014
UNEP DTIE OzonAction Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development, Mauritius and the Mauritius Revenue Authority held a three day sub-regional workshop aimed at building capacity of customs and enforcement agencies of the Indian Ocean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Island States to enable them to better implement and enforce the Montreal Protocol control measures. The workshop, entitled: ‘Train-the-Trainer’ Workshop on Capacity Building for Customs Officers of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Island States, was held from 16th-18th September, 2014 in Port Louis, Mauritius at the Mauritius Revenue Authority WCO Regional Training Centre.
The workshop brought together customs officers from Mauritius (including from the Island of Rodrigues), Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Reunion and the Seychelles. The workshop covered both theoretical and practical aspects of monitoring trade in ozone depleting substances and detecting and preventing illegal trade in these chemicals.
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