February 15, 2016

Point of View

The “Point of View” series presents a range of perspectives from the CCES network. This month Associate Professor Rob Preece* writes about his time in Thailand. I have now just moved past my 10 year anniversary of living and working in Bangkok, Thailand, working as both the CCES regional representative for South East Asia, and as its Course Director for […]
February 4, 2016

PICARD Conference Call for Papers

The World Customs Organization and the Philippine Bureau of Customs are pleased to announce the 11th annual WCO Picard Conference. The Conference will take place in Manila, Philippines, 27-29 September 2016. You are invited to submit your research for presentation at the conference. Papers should focus on Customs or, more globally, the regulation, dynamics, and practices of international trade. PICARD […]
February 4, 2016

The ASEAN Economic Community Begins – what should be in the next phase for 2025?

*A/Prof Rob Preece The ASEAN Economic Community or AEC officially came into effect on the 31st of December 2015. The 31st of December itself will actually be ‘business as usual’ as a lot of the changes agreed to for closer economic integration have been achieved and thus some observers call the 31st of December a ‘milestone in a long journey’ […]
February 4, 2016

ESAMI Graduation November 2015

The Graduation Ceremony was held on the 21st of November 2015 at the East and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) Headquarters, Njiro Hill in Arusha, Tanzania. The ceremony commenced with the academic procession of Professors followed by the students. The graduation ceremony was attended by approximately 400 students covering all MBA programmes offered by ESAMI. Countries represented were Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Senegal, Tanzania, Cameroon, Mozambique, […]
December 18, 2015

CCES Hosts Indonesian Department of Customs & Excise in Thailand

From 14-18 December, eight senior officials from the Excise Division of the General Department of Customs & Excise (GDCE) of Indonesia visited CCES in Thailand to further their studies of excise taxation.  The visit is a key piece of the GDCE Excise Focus Group which is looking to strengthen the excise tax system of Indonesia. The visit, led by Mr […]
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 […]