Under the auspices of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM), key members of the Libyan Customs Authority (LCA) visited Rome on a study trip with the aim of increasing cooperation with the Italian Excise, Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) and discussing capacity-building activities, technical consultancy and international cooperation.
Based on the international standards and best practices of Border Management, a specific focus during the visit was interagency cooperation between the ADM and the Italian Coast Guard and their mechanisms for implementing the exchange of operational information to control the transit of goods and prevent organised crime and terrorism.
The visit culminating in the signing of an agreement between the Libyan and Italian Customs Agencies that will re-activate the Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation between the two agencies dating from 2012.
EUBAM Libya supports the Libyan authorities in developing border management and security at the country’s land, sea and air borders. As a civilian crisis management mission with a capacity-building mandate, EUBAM assists Libyan authorities at the strategic and operational levels.