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 […]
October 27, 2015

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 […]
June 22, 2015

2015 WCO Council Sessions

The 125th/126th Annual Sessions of the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Council took place in Brussels from 11 to 13 June 2015 under the guidance and direction of Chairperson Zouhair Chorfi, the Director General of the Moroccan Customs Administration, and with the participation of Directors General of Customs representing the 180 Members of the WCO. Professor David Widdowson attended the Sessions as […]
December 12, 2014

2015 PICARD Conference to be Held in Baku, Azerbaijan

The State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan was successful in the bid to host the 10th Annual WCO PICARD Conference. In that regard, on the last day of the 2014 PICARD Conference in Mexico it was announced that the 2015 WCO PICARD Conference will be held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan and hosted by Azerbaijan Customs. In inviting the […]
November 19, 2014

Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit

Last month (October 2014) CCES CEO, Professor David Widdowson, chaired the Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit, held in Dubai under the patronage of H. E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates, in partnership with Dubai Customs.  During his visit to the UAE he took the opportunity to meet with Director of Dubai Customs, H. […]
October 17, 2014

WCO PICARD Conference 2014 – Puebla, Mexico

The 9th Annual WCO PICARD Conference was held from 17 to 19 September 2014 in Puebla, Mexico. The Conference, hosted by the Tecnológico de Monterrey at Puebla in coordination with the General Customs Administration of Mexico, was attended by some 180 participants from over 35 countries representing WCO members, academia, international organisations, the private sector and other interested parties. In […]
September 19, 2014

Report to Industry on ACBPS Summit Outcomes

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) CEO, Michael Pezzullo, has today released a report on the outcomes of last month’s inaugural ACBPS Industry Summit. The ACBPS Industry Summit brought together stakeholders from the travel, trade, freight and logistics sectors and provided an opportunity for the exchange of plans and ideas on improving travel and trade facilitation, and delivering more […]
August 22, 2014

Australian Customs and Border Protection Industry Summit

On Monday 18 August 2014, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) held an Industry Summit.  Led by ACBPS CEO, Mr Michael Pezzullo, the event brought together senior executives from ACBPS and other border policy Departments, key peak bodies and industry leaders in the border environment and provided an opportunity for open strategic discussion. Issues for discussion included: The […]
June 27, 2014

Inaugural INCU Global Conference 2014

The Inaugural INCU Global Conference was held from 21 to 23 May 2014 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan. The conference was jointly organised by the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) and the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and hosted by the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The conference was a tremendous success and […]