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News by EU P2P Programme:

Advanced Enforcement Training for Malaysia

Event date: 23/07/2018 - 26/07/2018

The EU P2P Programme on Dual-Use Goods Trade Control organised together with the Strategic Trade Secretariat of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia, two back-to-back training sessions on enforcement in Kuala Lumpur. The first of these trainings was an advanced enforcement training on commodity Identification, audits and risk profiling which was held from 23 to 25 July, 2018. The second training was provided to selected enforcement officers on 26 July, 2018 specifically on the topics of investigation and prosecution.

 

The objectives of both the trainings were to familiarize participants with:

  1. Identifying indications of the dual use nature of a commodity and being able to appropriately detain for further checks and reach back;

  2. Determining the dual use nature of a commodity based on the EU Dual Use regulation technical specifications;

  3. Risk management and profiling to determine the dual use nature of a commodity based on the EU Dual Use regulation technical specifications;

  4. Audit planning and methodology, specialized knowledge necessary to conduct audit of dual use items, to locate source of information, to highlight some type of irregularities,  importance of audit and exchange of information, to exchange practice (for regional event)  and to assess the current state of implementation of audit in country;

  5. Investigation procedures and processes and,

  6. Imposing administrative penalties and/or the process of bringing the case for prosecution.

The event was opened by Mr. Kok Che Beng, Strategic Trade Controller, Secretariat Trade Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia and Mr. Ivo APOSTOLOV, Third Secretary, Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia. The training on commodity identification, audits and risk profiling were provided by four EU Experts under the EU P2P Export Control Programme while the training on investigation and prosecution were respectively carried out by experts from the Netherland Customs and the Public Prosecutor’s office.

 

Twenty eight participants from the Royal Malaysian Customs, Atomic Energy Licensing Board, Science Technology Research Institute for Defence and the Strategic Trade Secretariat participated in the training on commodity identification, audits and risk profiling, while seventeen participants representing the Royal Malaysian Customs, Pharmaceutical Services Division, Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission, Royal Malaysian Police, Maritime Enforcement Agency and the Science Technology Research Institute for Defence attended the training on investigation and persecution. These participants attended the training as they are involved in the implementation and enforcement of the Strategic Trade Act that controls the trade in dual-use items in Malaysia.

 

Malaysia adopted a comprehensive legal framework to control the trade in dual use items in 2010. The law was implemented on 1st January 2011. After eight years of implementation of the law, this training is timely and useful for agencies involved in enforcement of the law to get a fresh perspective on the procedures and processes used in other countries, in particular those pertaining to enforcement of dual-use goods control in the EU. This training provided exposure to best practices in the EU and this would assist participants to make changes and fine tune their current standard operating procedures and processes to effectively enforcement the Strategic Trade Act in Malaysia.



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