The Green Customs Guide provides information and guidance to Customs and other border control officers to assist in their efforts to monitor and facilitate the legal trade and to detect and prevent the illegal trade in environmentally sensitive commodities such as ozone depleting substances, toxic chemicals, hazardous waste, endangered species and living modified organisms.
The Customs Guide explains the Green Customs Initiative and provides an overview of the relevant treaties and organisations an overview that are included and organizations, that are treaties and organizations that are included in this initiative. Information is provided on how trade is regulated and the responsibilities of Customs officers in implementing the various controls are described. Specialized terminology is explained and sources of further information and assistance is provided. The Guide is designed to be used as a part of a training curriculum for customs officers or as stand-alone resource.