December 18, 2015

PNG Customs Visit CCES Canberra

The Chief Commissioner of the Papua New Guinea Customs Service, Mr Ray Paul recently visited the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES). Chief Commissioner Paul was accompanied by the Director, Office of the Commissioner, Mr Donny Kowrupa and Mr Tim Sheppard, Senior Customs Advisor to the Strongim Gavman Program. Both Chief Commissioner Paul and Senior Advisor Sheppard have previously […]
December 18, 2015

Last Round of Training in Laos PDR

In the lead up to Christmas, CCES continued the Laos Trade Facilitation Development Program by conducting both Train the Trainer and Management Development workshops centred on trade facilitation and cooperative efforts among the Government Departments and the public and private sectors in Laos. The Train the Trainer Program was conducted in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Luang Prabang Province […]
November 18, 2015

CCES Participates in the “Sino Australia Customs Culture Exchange” Event in Shanghai

Rob Preece CCES, and Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, CCES and Secretary of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) participated in events organised under the Sino Australia Customs Culture Exchange program held at the Jingan Library in Shanghai.  Rob and Mikhail presented a number of books to the Library which holds many customs and trade journals, articles and statistics, then participated […]
November 18, 2015

ASEAN Excise Reform

Prof David Widdowson and A/Prof Rob Preece from CCES are currently involved in research into opportunities for the ASEAN Economic Community to become a leading automobile production centre. Specifically, they are exploring ways in which reforms of automobile excise taxes in ASEAN may lead to regional production growth and pro-environment outcomes. The research scope includes the use of excise reform […]
November 18, 2015

CCES delivers “Indirect Taxation” Unit at Shanghai Customs College

Senior Lecturer Rob Preece delivered CCES’s Indirect Taxation at the Shanghai Customs College (SCC) as part of its Master of Taxation program.  The Unit followed successful delivery of CCES’s Direct Taxation and Environment Taxation in the last 12 months.  Some 38 students undertook the course which was delivered on the SCC Campus between 12 and 23 October.  CCES and SCC […]
November 18, 2015

Customs Officers from Rwanda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe complete their MBA in Customs

In November 2015, Customs officers from the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), Mozambique Revenue Authority (MRA) and Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) along with an industry representative from Cameroon completed the MBA in Customs, offered by the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) in collaboration with CCES. 50% of the curriculum is taught by ESAMI encompassing general management and accounting content […]
October 27, 2015

CCES Student Graduates with PhD

This month one of our esteemed PhD Candidates, Ms Ji Soo Yi from Korea was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Her research thesis was titled, “Rules of Origin and Korea’s Use of Free Trade Agreements”. Among other things, Ji Soo’s research examines the reasons for the general underutilisation of Free Trade Agreements, with a particular focus on the […]
October 27, 2015

Semester 1, 2015 Medal Winner

Our Medal winner for Semester 1, 2015 is Alistair Gall. He Graduated this month with the Master of International Customs Law & Administration. Throughout his studies he maintained a High Distinction average. Alistair is a Scottish National and has spent the last 20 years of his career as a specialist customs consultant working in many countries around the world including […]
October 27, 2015

KDU, Sri Lanka Open Day

On 3rd October 2015, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in Colombo, Sri Lanka held an Open Day at which CCES was represented. Professor David Widdowson and M.M.M. Rishafy represented CCES to advise on the Bachelor of Border Management and Master of Customs Administration, which will be offered at the KDU Campus from February next year. This follows the […]