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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 28, 2016
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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
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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
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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.
July 7, 2016
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Oil and Gas Installations Security

On 3 June 2016, CCES Senior Lecturer, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, launched his new book Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Security: An International Perspective at the 23rd International Caspian Oil and Gas Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. He presented alongside, the Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, Mr Rauf Hajiyev, Vice-President of Ecology of State Oil Company of the Republic of […]
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 […]