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On May 3-5, 2021, an online Training the Trainers Workshop was held in Bishkek



   On May 3-5, 2021, an online Training the Trainers   Workshop was held in Bishkek, organized for     teachers of the Kyrgyz National University named   after Jusup Balasagyn and EC experts involved in     the development of an academic program on       Strategic Trade Control at the Department of "Law   and Customs" of the Faculty of Law of the                 University.

The 3-day online training with participation of European experts Prof. Jean Pascal Zanders and Prof. Maria J. Espona addressed issues of chemical and biological weapons, radiological and nuclear weapons technology management and many others. The training helped the University professors and EC experts to develop a common understanding of how to teach the academic program on Strategic Trade Controls and to better understand the export control system and international nonproliferation obligations

Implementation of the course and the master's program on Strategic Trade Control will allow the country to strengthen its control system for sensitive transfers and minimize the risks of violations of export control laws. It will also raise the awareness of customs officers, company officials, and government officials about export control issues.

This Workshop was organized by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in the framework of the EU-funded CBRN Targeted Initiative on Export Controls of Dual-Use Materials and Technologies in cooperation with the Export Control Center (Bishkek)