May 22, 2017

Customs Study In Australia

CCES is pleased to welcome our first students studying the Master of Customs Administration at CSU’s Port Macquarie Campus in Australia. The Master of Customs Administration at Charles Sturt University (CSU) provides students with advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the field of customs and border management and has been designed for professionals engaged in both government employment and in the trading […]
February 16, 2017

National Committee on Trade Facilitation Research Project

CCES has been engaged by the Australian International Trade and Transport Industry to undertake a research project on the Australian National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF). The aim of the project is to develop an industry position for presentation to Government on the membership, mandate and governance arrangements of the NCTF; with a view to enhancing the Committee’s ability to […]
December 21, 2016

10 years of the World Customs Journal

The September 2016 edition of the World Customs Journal represents a significant milestone in the Journal’s history and that of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU). At the first Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development (PICARD) conference, which was jointly launched by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and INCU in 2006, there was considerable debate about how the […]
July 7, 2016

Oil and Gas Installations Security

On 3 June 2016, CCES Senior Lecturer, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, launched his new book Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Security: An International Perspective at the 23rd International Caspian Oil and Gas Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. He presented alongside, the Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, Mr Rauf Hajiyev, Vice-President of Ecology of State Oil Company of the Republic of […]
June 6, 2016

Oil and Gas Installations Security

At the end of April 2016, INCU Head of Secretariat, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, published the first academic book on the security of offshore oil platforms titled Offshore Oil and Gas Installations: An International Perspective, which is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group as part of Routledge’s Maritime & Transport Law Series. This book has been 10 years in the […]
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’ […]
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 […]
October 17, 2014

ACBPS Advisory Group Appointment

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) is developing a Trusted Trader Programme to enhance the competitiveness of Australia’s traders and better align Australia with international standards and evolving models of trade.  ACBPS’ focus is to alleviate unnecessary administrative and regulatory burden while also meeting the demands placed on ACBPS by increased trade flows and a growing array of […]
May 19, 2014

Review of Accredited Operator Schemes

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies have completed a research project on the review of Accredited operator Schemes commissioned by the Australian international trade and transport industry. The paper reviews the various types of ‘Accredited Operator’ (AO) schemes that are currently in use and identifies options for their application in Australia. In doing so, it has sought the views […]