December 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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 […]
June 6, 2016

Oil and Gas Installations Security

At the end of April 2016, INCU Head of Secretariat, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, published the first academic book on the security of offshore oil platforms titled Offshore Oil and Gas Installations: An International Perspective, which is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group as part of Routledge’s Maritime & Transport Law Series. This book has been 10 years in the […]
April 11, 2016

Point of View

The “Point of View” series presents a range of perspectives from the CCES network. This month Associate Professor Andy Johnson* writes about his time in Laos. Last year I worked in Laos on three different occasions, in three different locations and in three different seasons. Whilst the weather and the locations varied, the people remained a positive and constant with […]
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 […]