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February 4, 2016
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PICARD Conference Call for Papers

The World Customs Organization and the Philippine Bureau of Customs are pleased to announce the 11th annual WCO Picard Conference. The Conference will take place in Manila, Philippines, 27-29 September 2016. You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the conference. Papers should focus on Customs or, more globally, the regulation, dynamics, and practices of international trade. PICARD […]
February 4, 2016
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 3, 3008ÑFord Motor Company employee helps build the all new 2009 Ford Flex at the Oakville Assembly Plant. Ford marked the official launch of production during an employee celebration and plant tour.  Photo by: Sam VarnHagen/Ford Motor Co.

The ASEAN Economic Community Begins – what should be in the next phase for 2025?

*A/Prof Rob Preece The ASEAN Economic Community or AEC officially came into effect on the 31st of December 2015. The 31st of December itself will actually be ‘business as usual’ as a lot of the changes agreed to for closer economic integration have been achieved and thus some observers call the 31st of December a ‘milestone in a long journey’ […]
February 4, 2016
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ESAMI Graduation November 2015

The Graduation Ceremony was held on the 21st of November 2015 at the East and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) Headquarters, Njiro Hill in Arusha, Tanzania. The ceremony commenced with the academic procession of Professors followed by the students. The graduation ceremony was attended by approximately 400 students covering all MBA programmes offered by ESAMI. Countries represented were Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Senegal, Tanzania, Cameroon, Mozambique, […]
December 18, 2015
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CCES Hosts Indonesian Department of Customs & Excise in Thailand

From 14-18 December, eight senior officials from the Excise Division of the General Department of Customs & Excise (GDCE) of Indonesia visited CCES in Thailand to further their studies of excise taxation.  The visit is a key piece of the GDCE Excise Focus Group which is looking to strengthen the excise tax system of Indonesia. The visit, led by Mr […]
December 18, 2015
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PNG Customs Visit CCES Canberra

The Chief Commissioner of the Papua New Guinea Customs Service, Mr Ray Paul recently visited the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES). Chief Commissioner Paul was accompanied by the Director, Office of the Commissioner, Mr Donny Kowrupa and Mr Tim Sheppard, Senior Customs Advisor to the Strongim Gavman Program. Both Chief Commissioner Paul and Senior Advisor Sheppard have previously […]
December 18, 2015
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Last Round of Training in Laos PDR

In the lead up to Christmas, CCES continued the Laos Trade Facilitation Development Program by conducting both Train the Trainer and Management Development workshops centred on trade facilitation and cooperative efforts among the Government Departments and the public and private sectors in Laos. The Train the Trainer Program was conducted in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Luang Prabang Province […]