Palestinian border agencies join efforts to fight smuggling of counterfeited goods

To enable an enhanced effort in combatting counterfeiting, 19 officers from different Palestinian border agencies, operating under the umbrella of the General Administration for Border and Crossings (GABC), attended a 4-day training earlier this month.

The training session was organized by EUBAM Rafah in collaboration with the ‘Technical Assistance and Information Exchange’ program (TAIEX). It aimed at providing theoretical and practical knowledge on multi-agency cooperation in the fight against transit and carriage of counterfeited products.

The activities included anti-fraud strategies and risk analysis, documentation, methods of physical control of goods and passenger control measures. The practical parts included on-the-job-training sessions for border agencies engaged in combatting counterfeiting, focusing on how control of suspected counterfeited goods should be conducted.

The training was conducted by experts from the Italian and Romanian Customs Administrations at the General Administration for Border and Crossings (GABC) Training Center, in Jericho.