EXBS – Recent Training and Donations

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The EXBS Program draws on the expertise and cooperation of a range of U.S. Government agencies, the private sector, and U.S. and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide the legal, licensing and enforcement training, along with the necessary information systems and equipment, to put the relevant capabilities into the hands of willing governments. EXBS in Montenegro provides practical assistance tailored to the country’s needs in cooperation with our partner institutions of the host country, operating in the areas of border and law enforcement, import/export licensing, customs, and other related fields.

The EXBS program has provided over $5M in assistance with training and equipment through 2016, to support strengthening Montenegro’s border security, export controls and non-proliferation.

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Boarding Officer Course

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara visited Bar to present certificates to 18 members of the Montenegrin Maritime Border Police who took part in the Boarding Officer Course organized by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

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US Embassy Supports Regional Cooperation in Strategic Trade Control

US Embassy, through its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, organized a visit to Slovenia for a delegation of Montenegrin government to discuss Strategic Trade Control (STC) issues.

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EXBS Program delivers “Identification of Explosives” to Montenegro’s Border

In cooperation with Polish Border Guard, Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program in U.S. Embassy Podgorica delivered a two week course for Montenegrin Border Police on Identification and prevention of illegal transit of explosive materials, explosive devices and materials used for their production.

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EXBS-UNODC Strategic Trade and Export Control

A total of 24 participants from members of Albanian, Bosnian and Montenegrin Joint CCP Teams, Customs and Licensing Agencies attended a Strategic Trade and Export Control (STEC) Seminar, organised  in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Container Control Program (CCP) and held in Bar, Montenegro.

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United States Donates Four Vehicles to Customs Mobile Teams

On December 13, the United States Embassy in Podgorica, through its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, donated four vehicles to the Mobile Units of the Customs Administration.  Presenting this donation, worth $110,000 to a delegation of Customs officials, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara stated that the aim of this donation is to help the Government of Montenegro increase its ability to combat illicit trafficking.

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Patrol Vehicles for Border Officers

EXBS donated two patrol vehicles worth 70 thousand USD to the Border Police.

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Inspection and detection equipment for Montenegrin Customs

EXBS donated various inspection and detection equipment including Videoscope Kits, Zistos Vehicle Search System and Personal Radiation Detectors to Montenegrin Customs worth 70 thousand USD.

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Various training programs for donated inspection and detection equipment

  • CT40 Training, Danilovgrad, February 22-23, 2016
  • Zistos training, 21-22 June, Police Academy, Danilovgrad
  • X-Ray Image analysis, Bratislava, Slovakia, July 19–21,
  • EXBS Equipment Training, November 10 -14, 2014