Industry Updates

May 28, 2020

UK House of Commons – first virtual hearing

Centre for Customs and Excise Studies CEO, Professor David Widdowson, recently took part in the very first UK House of Commons ‘virtual’ hearing when the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee conducted its enquiry into post-Brexit Northern Ireland customs arrangements. The enquiry focused on customs arrangements for goods moving in both directions between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under the revised Northern […]
March 27, 2020

COVID-19

CCES sends its best wishes to all of its current and former students, and all of its colleagues and friends in the customs and trade community in this very difficult time, and urges everyone to closely monitor the advice from the relevant experts.  Many of you will be required on the front line processing passengers and crew, whilst others will be helping to facilitate […]
February 20, 2019

CCES Contributes to New Illicit Tobacco Resource

(Photo courtesy of Australian Border Force) The World Bank has just released its new publication Confronting Illicit Tobacco Trade: A Global Review of Country Experiences in which a number of countries have shared their experiences in terms of combating the illicit tobacco trade.  The launch coincides with the recent entry into force of the World Health Organisation’s Protocol to Eliminate […]
February 16, 2017

Securing the Asean-China supply chain with ‘authorised economic operators’

Rob Preece is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University. He is our representative in the South East Asia Region. Tong Hua is a programme manager at the World Customs Organisation’s Asia Pacific regional office in Bangkok, and operations manager of the CCF/China Fund. Here is an article written by Rob and Tong […]
December 21, 2016

Time Release Study in Solomon Islands

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies has conducted a Time Release Study at the Port of Honiara in the Solomons Islands under the auspices of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Study is designed to measure the average time it takes for sea cargo to be released after it arrives in Honiara. Data from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]