International Consultancy and Cooperation

CCES is recognised as an international centre of excellence for research, training, education and professional development in relation to customs and border management. Particular areas of expertise include trade facilitation, risk based compliance management, excise and customs revenue collection, customs reform and modernisation, customs compliance and capacity building.

Supporting our academic and training programs is our international consultancy team. Since 2003 we have successfully completed over 100 projects not only in Australia but also in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Central Asia, South Asian, Southern African and Americas regions.

The Centre also plays a leading role in promoting the World Bank trade facilitation agenda, and as early as 2005 worked closely with the World Bank, WTO, and other Annex D Organisations to develop the WTO Trade Facilitation Negotiations Self-Assessment Guide. This Guide was used by developing and least-developed countries to assist them to effectively participate in the WTO Trade Facilitation negotiations.

CCES has an equally strong working relationship with the WCO. We play an active role in the WCO’s PICARD program, ensuring that all our programs and related services reflect contemporary and emerging issues that impact on the business of customs, excise and border management. The Centre conducts international research under its own auspices and in conjunction with other entities, the results being published by APEC, ASEAN, the World Bank and the WTO.

CCES also hosts the Secretariat of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU), an international non-profit organisation of over 200 members and affiliates, which provides empirical research that informs decision making in the field of customs and related areas.

For further details on our consultancy services please email Mr Brent Juratowitch at or call him on 0418 876 779.