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On 31 January – 1February 2012 the UPU/RCC/La Poste (France) joint international seminar “Customs and Security Developments in the Postal Sector” for specialists from the CIS/RCC member countries was held in Tashkent (Republic of Uzbekistan).

The seminar was organized by the RCC Executive Committee, UPU International Bureau, La Poste (France) in collaboration with Communications Administration of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Directors General of national postal operators and their deputies, heads of structural units, employees of the Ministers/Agencies, dealing with postal issues, leading specialists from Communications Administrations attended the seminar. Total number of participants made more than 50 peoples.
Specialists of the RCC CAs, UPU IB, La Poste (France) and USA Postal security made presentations at the seminar.
During the seminar the information on the common UPU security structure (purposes and tasks of the all-round UPU security group, preparation and submission the purposes to the Congress), on the situation related with introduction of aviation security provision measure was heard.
UPU IB representatives presented the UPU guide on the sending post abroad, the last changes in UPU provisions and rules on receiving, transportation and delivery of dangerous goods (lithium batteries), concrete security measures, taken by the UPU Member States and examples of application the best practice on dangerous goods, threats for trade, transportation and custom sending were discussed.
Big block of question was devoted to interaction with the custom bodies: information exchange between the operators, carriers and custom bodies on sending postal items with a view of preliminary notification and acceleration of post treatment.
The training on message exchange with the custom and notification on the sending and receiving post volumes; provision of the aviation security and physical protection of building, personnel and transport measures was organized.
The seminar was highly appreciated by listeners.