December 12, 2014
From Left to Right: Lili Ceric, Faisal Almazrouei, Billy Kearney, Madalena Ferreira, Muhammad Rasyid Ridla, David Widdowson, Andrew Brettargh, Andy Johnson, Atem Garang, Zouheir Dalati.

Student Farewell Lunch

On Wednesday 19th November 2014, CCES hosted a Farewell lunch for a number of our on-shore students. The students are nationals from around the world including United Arab Emirates, Syria, South Sudan, Angola, Indonesia and Australia to name a few. The students will join the distinguished CCES Alumni Network. The staff at CCES wish to thank these students for their […]
December 12, 2014

SARS Customs Officials Graduate

11 officials of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) were recently awarded University of Canberra Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters in International Customs Law & Administration at the sixth annual UC/CCES/SARS graduation ceremony held at the SARS Academy in Pretoria, South Africa.  Our Academic Director Greg Weppner represented CCES and the university at the event held on 3 December […]
December 12, 2014

ESAMI Graduation – Master in Business Administration Customs Management

On 22 November 2014, 15 students from the African continent graduated with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Customs Management at a Graduation Ceremony held in Arusha, Tanzania at the East and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI). This is the third group from the region to graduate with a specialised MBA in Customs Management. The MBA in Customs Management […]
December 12, 2014

Wes Czyzowicz Celebrates 45 Years of Scientific Work

Professor Wieslaw “Wes” Czyzowicz, Member of the INCU Advisory Board, Member of KGH Border Services International Advisory Board – and former Deputy Finance Minister & Director General of Polish Customs – recently celebrated his 65th birthday and 45th anniversary of his scientific work. On this occasion, at the end of November, the Warsaw School of Economics and Polish Customs Service organized […]
December 12, 2014


CCES has been engaged by TNT to conduct a further round of a business-focused Strategic Export Controls Training Program in 2014/2015. The CCES program forms a component of the career development training for TNT employees who work in international trade and export related areas. The program builds on the success of the earlier rounds in providing the necessary background and […]
December 12, 2014

Elements of International Trade – Commercial Transactions Workshop

In response to a request by the ACT Exporters Network and the ACT Government, CCES Senior Lecturers Brent Juratowitch and Dr. Mikhail Kashubsky were engaged to facilitate a workshop on International Trade Commercial Transactions on 19th November 2014 in Canberra. Over the past few months the ACT Exporters Network (AEN) had received a number of requests from local Canberra exporters […]
December 12, 2014

2015 PICARD Conference to be Held in Baku, Azerbaijan

The State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan was successful in the bid to host the 10th Annual WCO PICARD Conference. In that regard, on the last day of the 2014 PICARD Conference in Mexico it was announced that the 2015 WCO PICARD Conference will be held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan and hosted by Azerbaijan Customs. In inviting the […]
November 19, 2014

Chance Meeting – Africa

In September this year, Valerie Sesia met CCES Senior Lecturer George Grace whilst he was on assignment in Zambia. Valerie is a current CCES Masters Student and the Managing Director of Customized Clearing & Forwarding Limited, based in Zambia. Customized Clearing is recognised as one of the leading Customs Brokers in Zambia, with 150 full time employees and being licensed […]
November 19, 2014

Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit

Last month (October 2014) CCES CEO, Professor David Widdowson, chaired the Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit, held in Dubai under the patronage of H. E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates, in partnership with Dubai Customs.  During his visit to the UAE he took the opportunity to meet with Director of Dubai Customs, H. […]