January 26th is International Customs Day, and each year the WCO chooses a theme for the year ahead. The WCO is dedicating 2019 to the swift and smooth cross-border movement of goods, people and means of transport under the slogan “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport”. Click here to read more.
CCES is pleased to be delivering training on Rules of Origin (ROO) under the PACER Plus agreement. The training is on behalf of the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) and by funded DFAT (Australia) and MFAT (New Zealand). The initial group comprises 19 students from 11 pacific island countries. The training is the first part of the OCO Professional Standards Framework […]
On 17 October 2017, the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University (CSU), was visited by a delegation from Indonesia, which included representatives of the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, Finance Education and Training Agency and representatives of State Finance Polytechnic of STAN. The full Indonesian delegation comprised eight delegates: Astera Primanto Bhakti, Head of Finance […]
CCES is pleased to announce that it has been engaged by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to develop and deliver a risk management training program for Customs Officers in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). The project commenced in December with two CCES staff visiting Astana, Bishkek, Dushanbe and Tashkent to undertake a Training Needs Analysis. A […]
CCES was pleased to recently host a visit by His Excellency Mr Ahmed Al-Hakbani, Director General of the Saudi Customs. Mr Al-Hakbani is leading the reform and modernisation of Saudi Customs and was visiting Canberra to discuss collaboration between CCES and the Saudi Customs Academy in the development of joint academic and vocational training programs. Pictured are His Excellency Mr Ahmed […]
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 […]
Professor David Widdowson, Head of School, recently presented at the Saints Cyril and Methodius University’s Faculty of Economics summer school in Skopje, Macedonia. The Session was entitled “Make a difference – become a leader in enhancing international cooperation through Customs’ modernisation”. Professor Widdowson spoke on the topic of “Customs Compliance management and Overview of the work of the Australian Customs – Trusted Trader program”. […]
Mr Lars Karlsson has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Charles Sturt University for his ‘significant contribution to the public good through his outstanding input and influence in the professional practice of customs education and capacity building.’ Throughout his 30 year career in customs Dr Karlsson developed the world’s first partnership program between customs and the trading community, a program […]
On 7th September a graduation presentation ceremony was held in Windhoek, Namibia, for 34 Namibian Customs and Excise Officers studying with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies. Presenting their awards was Professor David Widdowson, along with Ms Ericah Shafudah, the Namibian Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. CCES wishes to congratulate all of our August 2016 graduates.