December 21, 2016

ESAMI Graduation

A graduation ceremony was held in Arusha, Tanzania by the East and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) on 19 November 2016. CCES, which jointly runs the MBA (Customs) program, was represented by CSU lecturer Magdalena Nangolo from Windhoek, Namibia. The graduation was officiated by Dr. Michael Kaingu, Zambian Minister for Higher Education. The Minister remarked that the African continent still […]
September 29, 2015

Thai Excise Department visits Canberra

The Centre for Customs & Excise Studies (CCES) recently hosted members of the Thai Excise Department on a fact finding mission to Canberra to support drafting of new excise regulations for Thailand.  After an initial briefing at the CCES at Charles Sturt University, CCES accompanied the Thai delegation to meetings with the Office of Trade Negotiations, Department of Foreign Affairs […]
April 22, 2015

Graduate Certificate in International Revenue – Commencing in 2016

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February 17, 2017

Supply Chain Security Verification Program

In 2017 the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies will be offering our new course: Supply Chain Security Verification. This course introduces participants to a methodology for systematically evaluating the effectiveness of systems, procedures and controls that are designed to ensure international supply chain security. The course has been specifically designed to equip Australian Border Force (ABF) officers to verify […]
February 16, 2017

Afghanistan Customs Department Visit CCES Canberra Offices

Mr. Ahmed Reshad Popal, Director General of the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD), recently visited Canberra to meet with Professor David Widdowson, CEO and Head of School, CCES. The purpose of the visit was to finalise a Memorandum of Understanding with CCES to jointly develop and deliver a comprehensive program of Customs education and training for the Afghanistan Customs and Tax […]
February 16, 2017
Containers shipping

National Committee on Trade Facilitation Research Project

CCES has been engaged by the Australian International Trade and Transport Industry to undertake a research project on the Australian National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF). The aim of the project is to develop an industry position for presentation to Government on the membership, mandate and governance arrangements of the NCTF; with a view to enhancing the Committee’s ability to […]
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

Graduation – December 2016

CCES extends its warm congratulations to our December 2016 Graduates: Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration Master of Customs Administration Shafiqah Binte Abdul Samat Rudy Beukes Juliana Blakemore Martin Dumeni Benry Burenteweia Peter Esterhuizen Lynne Eastwood Wilka Haikonda Boas Haikonda Erastus Ismael Tilya Hambira Sam Jones Esther Hamukwaya Therese Martinez Brent Juratowitch Makhala Moloi Makali Lepholisa Laimi Mekondjo Nashilongo Alison Lister […]
December 21, 2016

Australia Awards Scholarships

Following the announcement that in 2018 CCES will be delivering its postgraduate courses at Charles Sturt University’s Port Macquarie Campus, you can now nominate these courses in your Australia Award Applications.   Full details of your options for the Australia Awards can be found on the following link:
December 21, 2016

Study in Australia in 2018

  CCES is pleased to announce that, commencing in February 2018, the Master of Customs Administration along with the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma, will be offered at Charles Sturt University’s Port Macquarie Campus. To apply, please email us at   Click here for information on the Port Macquarie Campus.
December 21, 2016

10 years of the World Customs Journal

The September 2016 edition of the World Customs Journal represents a significant milestone in the Journal’s history and that of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU). At the first Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development (PICARD) conference, which was jointly launched by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and INCU in 2006, there was considerable debate about how the […]
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 […]