Visits to CCES

February 16, 2017

Afghanistan Customs Department Visit CCES Canberra Offices

Mr. Ahmed Reshad Popal, Director General of the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD), recently visited Canberra to meet with Professor David Widdowson, CEO and Head of School, CCES. The purpose of the visit was to finalise a Memorandum of Understanding with CCES to jointly develop and deliver a comprehensive program of Customs education and training for the Afghanistan Customs and Tax […]
December 18, 2015

CCES Hosts Indonesian Department of Customs & Excise in Thailand

From 14-18 December, eight senior officials from the Excise Division of the General Department of Customs & Excise (GDCE) of Indonesia visited CCES in Thailand to further their studies of excise taxation.  The visit is a key piece of the GDCE Excise Focus Group which is looking to strengthen the excise tax system of Indonesia. The visit, led by Mr […]
December 18, 2015

PNG Customs Visit CCES Canberra

The Chief Commissioner of the Papua New Guinea Customs Service, Mr Ray Paul recently visited the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES). Chief Commissioner Paul was accompanied by the Director, Office of the Commissioner, Mr Donny Kowrupa and Mr Tim Sheppard, Senior Customs Advisor to the Strongim Gavman Program. Both Chief Commissioner Paul and Senior Advisor Sheppard have previously […]
September 29, 2015

Thai Excise Department visits Canberra

The Centre for Customs & Excise Studies (CCES) recently hosted members of the Thai Excise Department on a fact finding mission to Canberra to support drafting of new excise regulations for Thailand.  After an initial briefing at the CCES at Charles Sturt University, CCES accompanied the Thai delegation to meetings with the Office of Trade Negotiations, Department of Foreign Affairs […]
February 12, 2015

Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority

On 3rd February, we received an executive delegation from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA). The FRCA delegates were Mr Jitoko Tikolevu (Chief Executive Officer), Ms Arieta Dimuri (General Manager Corporate Services & Board Secretary) and Mr Tevita Tupou (General Manager Customs).  Tevita is an Alumnus of CCES, having completed his double degree with us in 2012 – he […]
August 22, 2014


On 5 August 2014, Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Sri Lanka’s General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate academic cooperation between the two educational institutions. The MOU was signed at a ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Consulate in Sydney by CSU Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Vann and the Vice Chancellor of […]
March 25, 2014

Pakistan Customs Senior Management Development Program

From 6 – 12 March 2014, 15 senior Customs managers from the Federal Board Revenue (FBR) Pakistan attended a five day Senior Management Development Program (SMDP) in Canberra delivered by Associate Professor Stephen Muller and Senior Consultant Mr. Shane Davie from the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES). The workshop was coupled with a study tour to visit selected […]
December 11, 2013

Timor-Leste DG Visit

On Friday 22nd Nov 2013 Professor David Widdowson, Associate Professor Stephen Muller and CCES COO Brian Hurrell met with the Director General of Timor-Leste Customs Service Ms Brigida de Silva, and Strategic Advisor Mr Tony O’Connor at the CCES office in Canberra. Discussions centred on the comprehensive training and education program that CCES has been supporting in Timor-Leste for the […]
October 22, 2013


From 16 October to 12 November 2013, CCES are conducting Executive Management Training in conjunction with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS). This course has 12 nationals from Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. The CIEMP Program is an intensive course that develops the skills […]