EfficieNT Risk-bAsed iNspection of freight Crossing bordErs without disrupting business
To address a complex landscape of threats, which include counterfeit products, new psychoactive substances, nuclear and radioactive materials, and sensitive dual-use technologies, EU customs authorities need innovative and reliable technologies.
Re-enforced by improved information sharing across EU borders and improved collaboration mechanisms, these technologies will enhance customs’ capabilities and facilitate their detection and inspection of high-risk shipments. They will also protect society against a wide range of threats, while minimally disrupting the cross-border flow of goods.
The ENTRANCE Field Tests took place over three weeks in the port of Rijeka, Croatia. The tests, which were made possible by the active involvement and support of Croatia Customs, the Ministry of Interior and project partner the Ruder Boskovic Institute, provided an opportunity to test and assess the various Non-Intrusive Inspection technologies being developed in the project. Real targets, including guns, explosive, drugs and contraband, as well as live radioactive sources were hidden in commercial containers to ensure the technologies were put through their paces in challenging, real life scenarios.
Watch our new video to see how ENTRANCE is developing innovative technologies to support European customs' authorities deal with this new complex cross-border landscape.
Develop and validate a comprehensive user-based toolbox for risk-based non-intrusive inspection (NII) of cross-border freight movements, with particular focus on the EU borders
Enhance border security practitioners' capabilities to protect society against a wide range of dangerous and illicit materials with minimum disruption of cross-border flow of goods
ENTRANCE is concerned with developing, implementing and testing through field-trials a comprehensive
user-based Toolbox for risk-based non-intrusive inspection of cross-border freight movements. These include
the control of maritime containers at ports, vehicles of all types at land borders and freight trains.