Border Management Program in Central Asia (BOMCA)

26/06/2018 - 10:51

The EU is continuing to offer significant support to border security activities in Central Asia. In particular, on 26-28 June 2018, Ashgabat is hosting the national workshop on customs control of strategic goods, dual use goods, endangered species of fauna and flora (CITES Convention), protection of intellectual property rights and development of new working tools for combat illegal trade, fraud and etc.

The workshop is conducted within the framework of Border Management Program in Central Asia (BOMCA), funded by the European Union.

During this three days activity invited EU experts together with the customs officers will cover such areas as customs control of import, export and transit of strategic and dual use goods, military weapons, chemical substances (ozone depleting substances, dangerous chemicals, etc.), non-food products, endangered species of fauna and flora, protection of intellectual property rights, customs control on radiation and international sanctions in relation to military weapons. 

The first BOMCA operations in Central Asia began in 2003 and, since then, BOMCA has strengthened the partnership between Central Asian Governments in the field of border management. The European Union allocated a sum of EUR 40,8 million to BOMCA for the period of 2003 – 2018, out of which almost EUR 5 million were assigned to its 9th implementation phase (2015 - 2018).

For more information please contact Mr. Rustam Berdiyev, BOMCA National Coordinator for Turkmenistan, + 993 65 555435 or