On 6th of August in Tashkent , a ceremony of transfer of equipment purchased by BOMCA program for Border Troops of Uzbekistan was held. BOMCA transferred 40 sets of compact document authenticity control devices Regula 1025 and 15 small-sized desktop document readers 15 Regula 7024M.111. Using these devices will allow border guards to detect signs of fake security elements, to automatically read and verify the authenticity of passports, ID cards, driver's licenses, visas and other documents.

Between 23 and 26 July 2019, a study visit to Latvia was held for the border guard, customs, and phytosanitary and veterinary services of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. It continued the national workshops on HR and finance planning which have been conducted in 2016 and 2017. Based on the training needs revealed during the national workshops, national partners took part in the visit and expanded their knowledge and skills in the area of proper HR management and financial planning and control.

National workshop on EU standards on identification, detention and return of irregular migrants was held in Nur-Sultan on July 16-18. The event was a mixture of a workshop and round-table discussions between the European and national experts working on the issue of identification, detention and return of irregular migrants.

On July 10, the BOMCA program officially handed over to the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan 7 sets of devices for the in-depth verification of the authenticity of documents "Regula 4115".

Taking into the account that proper customs affairs functioning is one of the most important preconditions for the trade facilitation, a bilateral workshop for customs representatives of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan targeting issues of customs value, tariff classification and origin of goods was held in Dushanbe on July 03-05.

On June 19-20, 2019 a webinar was held for border guards of Kyrgyzstan on the identification of fraudulent documents. The webinar was attended by 15 trainers and students of the Center of Advanced Studies of the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Department of Border Activities of the Military Institute of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as representatives of the central office and regional offices, conducting in-depth check and verification of documents.

Upon the request of the Border Troops of Tajikistan, BOMCA equipped an English class in new military gimnasium of the Border Troops. The classroom was equipped with a full set of furniture, a set of IT equipment (interactive board, laptop, projector), linguistic equipment with software and literature for studying English language (books and dictionaries for teachers and students). The equipping the audience will strengthen the technical and methodological potential of the gymnasium and modernize the process of training of future border guards in accordance with international standards.

On May 28-31, a series of expert consultations on risk analysis and development of new anti- smuggling tools were held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A group of BOMCA experts - customs forensic specialists from the Ministry of Finance of Lithuania arrived in Uzbekistan to assess the existing risk management system at Uzbekistan’s customs and its compliance with international practices and standards, and to develop recommendations for further development and improvement of the system.