July 7, 2016

Australian Trusted Trader open for business

One of Australia’s major trade reforms—Australian Trusted Trader (ATT)—is now open to all Australian businesses active in the international supply chain. The programme is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative that recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. ATT is free to join, and businesses are not required to use a consultant to complete any part of […]
June 6, 2016

Oil and Gas Installations Security

At the end of April 2016, INCU Head of Secretariat, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, published the first academic book on the security of offshore oil platforms titled Offshore Oil and Gas Installations: An International Perspective, which is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group as part of Routledge’s Maritime & Transport Law Series. This book has been 10 years in the […]
April 11, 2016

Point of View

The “Point of View” series presents a range of perspectives from the CCES network. This month Associate Professor Andy Johnson* writes about his time in Laos. Last year I worked in Laos on three different occasions, in three different locations and in three different seasons. Whilst the weather and the locations varied, the people remained a positive and constant with […]
April 11, 2016

FTA Food and Fibre Program

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies has been awarded a grant by the Australian Government to deliver a training program to help small and medium sized companies in the food and fibre sector, access and utilise Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan and Korea. The Program will be held in major NSW regions and the ACT. The program […]
February 15, 2016

Point of View

The “Point of View” series presents a range of perspectives from the CCES network. This month Associate Professor Rob Preece* writes about his time in Thailand. I have now just moved past my 10 year anniversary of living and working in Bangkok, Thailand, working as both the CCES regional representative for South East Asia, and as its Course Director for […]
February 4, 2016

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

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

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

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 […]