January 11, 2018

Risk Management in Central Asia

CCES is pleased to announce that it has been engaged by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to develop and deliver a risk management training program for Customs Officers in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). The project commenced in December with two CCES staff visiting Astana, Bishkek, Dushanbe and Tashkent to undertake a Training Needs Analysis. A […]
July 28, 2017

Saudi Director General of Customs Visits CCES

CCES was pleased to recently host a visit by His Excellency Mr Ahmed Al-Hakbani, Director General of the Saudi Customs. Mr Al-Hakbani is leading the reform and modernisation of Saudi Customs and was visiting Canberra to discuss collaboration between CCES and the Saudi Customs Academy in the development of joint academic and vocational training programs. Pictured are His Excellency Mr Ahmed […]
May 22, 2017

Customs Study In Australia

CCES is pleased to welcome our first students studying the Master of Customs Administration at CSU’s Port Macquarie Campus in Australia. The Master of Customs Administration at Charles Sturt University (CSU) provides students with advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the field of customs and border management and has been designed for professionals engaged in both government employment and in the trading […]
February 17, 2017

Supply Chain Security Verification Program

In 2017 the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies will be offering our new course: Supply Chain Security Verification. This course introduces participants to a methodology for systematically evaluating the effectiveness of systems, procedures and controls that are designed to ensure international supply chain security. The course has been specifically designed to equip Australian Border Force (ABF) officers to verify […]
February 16, 2017

Afghanistan Customs Department Visit CCES Canberra Offices

Mr. Ahmed Reshad Popal, Director General of the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD), recently visited Canberra to meet with Professor David Widdowson, CEO and Head of School, CCES. The purpose of the visit was to finalise a Memorandum of Understanding with CCES to jointly develop and deliver a comprehensive program of Customs education and training for the Afghanistan Customs and Tax […]
February 16, 2017

National Committee on Trade Facilitation Research Project

CCES has been engaged by the Australian International Trade and Transport Industry to undertake a research project on the Australian National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF). The aim of the project is to develop an industry position for presentation to Government on the membership, mandate and governance arrangements of the NCTF; with a view to enhancing the Committee’s ability to […]
February 16, 2017

Securing the Asean-China supply chain with ‘authorised economic operators’

Rob Preece is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University. He is our representative in the South East Asia Region. Tong Hua is a programme manager at the World Customs Organisation’s Asia Pacific regional office in Bangkok, and operations manager of the CCF/China Fund. Here is an article written by Rob and Tong […]
December 21, 2016

Graduation – December 2016

CCES extends its warm congratulations to our December 2016 Graduates: Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration Master of Customs Administration Shafiqah Binte Abdul Samat Rudy Beukes Juliana Blakemore Martin Dumeni Benry Burenteweia Peter Esterhuizen Lynne Eastwood Wilka Haikonda Boas Haikonda Erastus Ismael Tilya Hambira Sam Jones Esther Hamukwaya Therese Martinez Brent Juratowitch Makhala Moloi Makali Lepholisa Laimi Mekondjo Nashilongo Alison Lister […]
December 21, 2016

Australia Awards Scholarships

Following the announcement that in 2018 CCES will be delivering its postgraduate courses at Charles Sturt University’s Port Macquarie Campus, you can now nominate these courses in your Australia Award Applications.   Full details of your options for the Australia Awards can be found on the following link: http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/australia-awards/Pages/participating-countries.aspx