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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Project 05: Knowledge development and transfer of best practice on CBRN import/export monitoring


Following the assessment of the needs of and based on discussions with the countries, this project is aimed at developing knowledge in the field of CBRN import/export monitoring.


  1. Reinforce countries’ capacities in the field of import/export control (including transit and trans-shipment monitoring) through the development of dedicated procedures and guidelines to deter illegal trans-boundary shipments of CBRN hazardous materials.
  2. Build trust among different entities, agencies, public institutions and other stakeholders involved in the field of import/export regulation (including transit and trans-shipment monitoring) at national and regional level.
  3. Develop a sustainable knowledge sharing system applicable to a broad range of countries and government structures and based on a freely available package of tools on CBRN import/export (including transit and trans-shipment monitoring).
  4. Improve regional inter-agency cooperation and standardization with international CBRN import/export control procedures and guidelines (including transit and trans-shipment monitoring).
CBRN areas
  • Import/export control
  • Transit and trans-shipment control
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
CoE Region
  • AAF - African Atlantic Façade
  • CA - Central Asia
  • MIE - Middle East
  • NAS - North Africa and Sahel



European Commission


This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.