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

For full details click here: http://customscentre.com/programs/cces-charles-sturt-university/graduate-certificate-in-international-revenue-administration/
November 2, 2018

OCO PACER PLUS Rule of Origin Training

CCES is pleased to be delivering training on Rules of Origin (ROO) under the PACER Plus agreement. The training is on behalf of the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) and by funded DFAT (Australia) and MFAT (New Zealand). The initial group comprises 19 students from 11 pacific island countries. The training is the first part of the OCO Professional Standards Framework […]
May 23, 2018

Visit by Indonesian Customs and Excise, Finance Education and Training Agency

On 17 October 2017, the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University (CSU), was visited by a delegation from Indonesia, which included representatives of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, Finance Education and Training Agency and representatives of State Finance Polytechnic of STAN. The full Indonesian delegation comprised eight delegates: Astera Primanto Bhakti, Head of Finance […]
January 11, 2018

Risk Management in Central Asia

CCES is pleased to announce that it has been engaged by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to develop and deliver a risk management training program for Customs Officers in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). The project commenced in December with two CCES staff visiting Astana, Bishkek, Dushanbe and Tashkent to undertake a Training Needs Analysis. A […]
July 28, 2017

Saudi Director General of Customs Visits CCES

CCES was pleased to recently host a visit by His Excellency Mr Ahmed Al-Hakbani, Director General of the Saudi Customs. Mr Al-Hakbani is leading the reform and modernisation of Saudi Customs and was visiting Canberra to discuss collaboration between CCES and the Saudi Customs Academy in the development of joint academic and vocational training programs. Pictured are His Excellency Mr Ahmed […]
May 22, 2017

Customs Study In Australia

CCES is pleased to welcome our first students studying the Master of Customs Administration at CSU’s Port Macquarie Campus in Australia. The Master of Customs Administration at Charles Sturt University (CSU) provides students with advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the field of customs and border management and has been designed for professionals engaged in both government employment and in the trading […]
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

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

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 […]