October 27, 2015
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ESAMI – Final Thesis Presentations

35 students studying the Master of Business Administration in Customs jointly offered by CCES and ESAMI will present their theses in next month. Each student has completed an 8,000 word thesis focusing on a practical workplace issue. Topics include the impact of Post Clearance Audit on trade facilitation, the effectiveness of customs operational procedures in reducing clearance times, the consequence […]
October 27, 2015
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International Women in Law Enforcement Conference – Leadership, Collaboration & Security – India – October 2015

The Conference was hosted by the Director of the SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad, Ms Aruna Bahuguna, and was the first international law enforcement conference held in India.  Charles Sturt University, Australia was the principal conference partner, and Interpol was the principal sponsor agency. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Honorable Minister Human Resources, India and Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner in New […]
October 27, 2015
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University of Canberra Graduation – 1st October 2015

On Thursday 1st October 2015, the University of Canberra held their graduation ceremony, where 11 CCES Graduates conferred their awards. The Staff at CCES wish to congratulate each and every one of our Graduates on their achievements. The Graduates and their awards are listed below: Master of International Customs Law and Administration Master of International Revenue Administration Adrienne Claire D’Rose Hussein […]
September 29, 2015
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PICARD Conference 2015

The 2015 WCO PICARD Conference took place from 8 to 10 September in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was an event which was attended by almost 300 delegates from various countries, and included three Nobel Laureates from the United States. The conference provides a platform for building cooperation on customs research between international organisations, the private sector and WCO member countries. Following […]
September 29, 2015

Border Security – Funding CITES Enforcement

By Associate Professor Andy Johnson. Amongst many species that are threatened with extinction, the African rhinoceros and elephant and their much sought after tusks are at the forefront of poachers’ intentions. Such species are covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) an international agreement which aims to ensure that international trade […]
September 29, 2015
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Trade Facilitation Development Programs – Laos PDR

During August and September, CCES continued the Laos Development program by conducting both Executive and Middle Management workshops centred on trade facilitation and cooperative efforts among Government Departments and the public and private sectors. The training was conducted at a location on the Nam Ngum Dam, some 80km from the capital, Vientianne. The Nam Ngum dam is the site of one […]
September 29, 2015
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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 […]
September 29, 2015

Reunion with CLDP participants from Indonesia

Rob Preece, Course Director Excise recently visited the Headquarters of the Indonesian Customs & Excise Department to present to the Department’s Excise Focus Group various excise tax policy and administration topics.  Rob used the chance to catch up with all of the six Indonesian based participants from the Customs Leadership Development Program (CLDP) which was held at CCES, Charles Sturt […]
August 24, 2015

DHL International Customs Program

CCES has been delivering the DHL International Customs Program since 2007. The program is designed to give DPDHL employees a broad understanding of international Customs issues and processes, and is comprised of theoretical, practical and technical components.  Importantly, assessment is on a vocational not an academic basis. Unlike academic assessment, vocational assessment focuses on the competency to perform a task […]