February 16, 2017
Tong Hua & Rob Preece

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
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Face to Face Classes held in West Virginia

The Centre’s Graduate program with the University of Texas (Rio Grande Valley) took a further step forward in October 2016 with the first face-to-face classes being delivered at the US Customs and Border Protection Facility at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. CCES Associate Professor Mark Harrison joined his US-based colleague, Senior Lecturer Bryce Blegen, to deliver two courses over five days to the […]
July 7, 2016
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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 […]
April 11, 2016
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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 […]
February 15, 2016
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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 […]
September 29, 2015

Border Security – Funding CITES Enforcement

By Associate Professor Andy Johnson. Amongst many species that are threatened with extinction, the African rhinoceros and elephant and their much sought after tusks are at the forefront of poachers’ intentions. Such species are covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) an international agreement which aims to ensure that international trade […]
August 24, 2015

DHL International Customs Program

CCES has been delivering the DHL International Customs Program since 2007. The program is designed to give DPDHL employees a broad understanding of international Customs issues and processes, and is comprised of theoretical, practical and technical components.  Importantly, assessment is on a vocational not an academic basis. Unlike academic assessment, vocational assessment focuses on the competency to perform a task […]
August 24, 2015
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Intensive Sessions in Namibia

From 20 – 24 July 2015 CCES/CSU lecturers Athol Gardiner and Brian Hurrell delivered tutorial sessions in Windhoek, Namibia for Namibian Customs and Excise (NC&E) Officers enrolled in the Bachelor of Border Management, Graduate Certificate and Master of Customs Administration.  The sessions were hosted by NC&E who also provided all facilities and administration. Tutorials were conducted for all NC&E students […]
July 27, 2015
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Solomon Islands Alumni meet with CCES Lecturers

On 9 July 2015, 10 CCES Alumni from Solomon Islands Customs and Excise Department (SICED) hosted a dinner for CCES lecturers Shane Davie, Jayantha Amarasekera and Stephen Muller. The three were in the Solomon Islands conducting a needs analysis on the WTO – TFA. Since 2000, 13 SICED Customs Officers have represented the Solomon Islands on the Customs International Executive […]