July 27, 2015

Trade Facilitation and Regulatory Compliance Management Development Program Laos PDR

Over the course of the past 12 months CCES has been engaged by the Laos People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR) Trade Facilitation Secretariat to design and deliver a Trade Facilitation and Regulatory Compliance Management Development Program. The Program involves a Training Needs Analysis, two Train the Trainer programs as well as a series of six workshops for senior and middle management. […]
June 22, 2015

2015 CLDP Participant Perspective

Ms. Norzila binti Abdullah Senior Assistant Director of Customs II Royal Malaysian Customs Department I have enjoyed every part of the program. Each topic delivered was good and beneficial to me in enhancing myself in the management side and gained lots of customs knowledge and experience. The team building activity was fun and got all of us in the group […]
May 20, 2015

Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service Drug Kit Donation

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) is helping to combat illicit drug use in the Illawarra region of NSW. The CSU Centre for Customs and Excise Studies in Canberra is the world’s leading provider of training and education in the highly specialised area of customs and border management. It recently donated its comprehensive Drug Identification Kit […]
May 20, 2015

CCES Conducts Assessment in Pacific

Recently, CCES was engaged by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group to conduct a needs analysis in five World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries in the Pacific. CCES will assist the World Bank Group to carry out an analysis in each member country to assess its preparedness to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO-TFA). The team of […]
May 20, 2015

CCES Expert interviewed on Channel News Asia (CNA)

Associate Professor Stephen Muller was interviewed on 15 April 2015 on the popular Asia Pacific Channel News Asia (CNA). Stephen joined a panel of experts via skype on the discussion ‘Border management issues and why it is so challenging to secure borders’. In the first segment of the discussion, CNA presenter Teymoor Nabili interviewed Stephen along with Mr. Mick O’Connell, […]
April 22, 2015

Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority Day Celebrations

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA) held a CEO’s Forum on 17 April 2015 in Suva. Speakers included the Hon Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service CEO Mr Roman Quaedvlieg, New Zealand Deputy Comptroller Mr Bill Perry, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department Manager Ms Katrina Williams, and Centre for Customs and Excise Studies CEO […]
March 19, 2015

INCU 10th Anniversary

This year the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) celebrates its 10th Anniversary. The INCU is an international not‑for‑profit organisation established to: promote the academic standing of the Customs profession; promote academic excellence in Customs matters; support research in Customs matters; generate greater public awareness of the Customs profession; promote the collective interests of its Members; provide the World Customs Organization and […]
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 […]
August 22, 2014

CSU Canberra Opening

Charles Sturt University (CSU) has expanded its footprint in the national capital with the opening of new offices in Canberra for teaching and research. The Federal Minister for Education  the Hon. Christopher Pyne, MP, opened the new space on Tuesday 22 July in the parliamentary triangle in Brisbane Avenue. The Minister was joined at the official ceremony by CSU Chancellor […]