The World Customs Organisation (WCO) Strategic Trade Control Enforcement (STCE) implementation guide responds to requests from States for practical assistance related to enforcing strategic trade controls. Strategic trade controls apply to strategic goods: weapons of mass destruction (WMD), conventional weapons, and related items involved in the development, production, or use of such weapons and their delivery systems. The guide is intended to assist WCO Members in the development and review of their Strategic Trade Control Enforcement processes and procedures and provide a framework for implementing relevant training activities. It is divided into two principal sections, one for senior Customs managers and policy officials and one for operational Customs officers. The guide can also serve as a reference manual on the implementation of the provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission publishes A Strategic Trade Atlas: Country-Based Views which is intended to promote understanding of global trade flows of goods of militarily strategic value, including dual-use goods. This Atlas provides macroscopic graphical representations of global trade flows (e.g. strategic commodity-related imports and exports) classified under Harmonised System (HS) codes associated by the World Customs Organisation with strategic commodities.

The full text of the WCO Guidance document is available here.

Further information about the JRC Strategic Trade Atlas is available here.

Source: WCO; JRC.

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