December 21, 2016

Time Release Study in Solomon Islands

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies has conducted a Time Release Study at the Port of Honiara in the Solomons Islands under the auspices of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Study is designed to measure the average time it takes for sea cargo to be released after it arrives in Honiara. Data from […]
September 28, 2016
Macedonia Summer School

Customs Modernization Summer School, Saints Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Professor David Widdowson, Head of School, recently presented at the Saints Cyril and Methodius University’s Faculty of Economics summer school in Skopje, Macedonia. The Session was entitled “Make a difference – become a leader in enhancing international cooperation through Customs’ modernisation”. Professor Widdowson spoke on the topic of “Customs Compliance management and Overview of the work of the Australian Customs – Trusted Trader program”. […]
September 28, 2016

Dr Lars Karlsson, Honorary Doctorate

Mr Lars Karlsson has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Charles Sturt University for his ‘significant contribution to the public good through his outstanding input and influence in the professional practice of customs education and capacity building.’ Throughout his 30 year career in customs Dr Karlsson developed the world’s first partnership program between customs and the trading community, a program […]
September 28, 2016
Namibian Students

Namibia Customs Officers Graduation

On 7th September a graduation presentation ceremony was held in Windhoek, Namibia, for 34 Namibian Customs and Excise Officers studying with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies. Presenting their awards was Professor David Widdowson, along with Ms Ericah Shafudah, the Namibian Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. CCES wishes to congratulate all of our August 2016 graduates.
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 […]
September 29, 2015

Reunion with CLDP participants from Indonesia

Rob Preece, Course Director Excise recently visited the Headquarters of the Indonesian Customs & Excise Department to present to the Department’s Excise Focus Group various excise tax policy and administration topics.  Rob used the chance to catch up with all of the six Indonesian based participants from the Customs Leadership Development Program (CLDP) which was held at CCES, Charles Sturt […]
October 17, 2014

WCO PICARD Conference 2014 – Puebla, Mexico

The 9th Annual WCO PICARD Conference was held from 17 to 19 September 2014 in Puebla, Mexico. The Conference, hosted by the Tecnológico de Monterrey at Puebla in coordination with the General Customs Administration of Mexico, was attended by some 180 participants from over 35 countries representing WCO members, academia, international organisations, the private sector and other interested parties. In […]
September 19, 2014

New Partnership with University of Texas, Brownsville

The University of Texas at Brownsville is partnering with Charles Sturt University in Australia on a cutting-edge program that no other higher education institution in the Americas is involved with. Mark Kroll, dean of the UTB school of business, and David Widdowson, head of school for Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Customs & Excise Studies, on Sept. 5 signed a […]
September 19, 2014

CCES Enhances Engagement with Africa

19 Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) managers gathered at the RRA Training Institute campus at Huye from 25th – 29th August 2014 for the MBA (Customs Management) customs specialization modules delivered by the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies (CCES). The MBA programme, which is run in collaboration with the East and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI), with its headquarters in […]