The Polish use case - land border crossing point.  One of the border crossing points within Nadbużański Regional Unit of Polish Border Guard, i.e. Dorohusk and Terespol BCPs.

  • Challenges:
    • High volume of traffic · cross-border smuggling – alcohol, drugs - detection of smuggling is particularly difficult due to constantly changing patterns and means of hiding the illicit goods
    • Document forgeries - this applies to freight transport and lorry drivers’ attempts to forge the certificates allowing them to transport hazardous materials, a growing tendency to forge passport stamps, on the basis of which border officers are able to establish how long a given individual stayed on the territory of European Union/Schengen zone
    • Bottleneck is the customs control, which is conducted separately after passport control
  • Expected Impact:
    • Border/custom authorities are expecting to utilize better their existing infrastructure and facilities, increase their capacities and throughput by eliminating the dependencies based on the types of travelers, their origins, entries or exit types and improve so their existing border and customs control processes with limited resources needed, increasing the throughput and reducing queues for all the types of travelers.  It is expected to detect any attempts of cross-border smuggling as well as document forgeries. It is also of particular need to increase the throughput of BCPs, especially for the custom checks of cars and trucks.