Industry Updates

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’ […]
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 […]
September 29, 2015

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 […]
July 27, 2015

New Era for Australian Border Management

This article was kindly contributed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The new Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) was unveiled on 1 July 2015, signalling a major change in the way Australia’s borders are managed. The integration sees the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) cease and the Australia Border Force stand up as the […]
July 27, 2015

Launch of the Australian Trusted Trader Programme 8th July 2015

This article was kindly contributed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Streamlined trade is now a step closer for Australian businesses with the launch of the highly anticipated Australian Trusted Trader pilot programme. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash unveiled the programme on 8 July 2015 and confirmed the first four industry participants – Boeing […]
July 27, 2015

New Collector of Customs, Cayman Islands

This month former Tourism Minister Charles Clifford was appointed the new Collector of Customs for the Cayman Islands, he starts his new position on 17 August. The staff and colleagues of CCES wish to congratulate Mr Clifford on this appointment. See the full article on Charles’s appointment in the Cayman Compass:
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 […]