Like many other large-scale industrial chemicals, ozone depleting substances are traded daily on the global market to meet industrial, agricultural and consumer needs. Unlike those other chemicals, these products deplete the Earth’s ozone layer if released to the atmosphere so their trade is strictly controlled under the international treaty known as the Montreal Protocol.
Customs officers are at the heart of these trade control systems, so it is crucial that customs officers have the necessary training and information to implement control legal ODS trade, and prevent illegal ODS trade.
Yesterday, on January 20, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources of Turkmenistan held a training seminar on the theme «Tools and methods for detection of ozone-depleting substances» for Service recruits who pass the training course at the Training Center of the State Customs service of Turkmenistan.
After the seminar, the participants were awarded certificates.