May 28, 2012

Timor Leste Training Update May 2012

The University of Canberra’s Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) is approaching the half-way mark of a significant two-year training program for Timor-Leste Revenue & Customs. The program includes a combination of operational training and skills development through a series of three-month training cycles.  During each cycle, participants undertake three units of training (a total of 35 days) blended […]
May 3, 2012

DHS Assistant Secretary Visits CCES

On Tuesday 24 April 2012 US Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin visited CCES and delivered an address to faculty, students and guests as part of the University of Canberra’s National Security Lecture series. Prior to taking up his position at DHS as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs, Mr Bersin was Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, during […]
May 3, 2012

WCO Global AEO Conference – Seoul April 2012

Last month the World Customs Organization held a three-day conference in Seoul, Korea which brought together some 800 officials, practitioners and academics from more than 90 countries to address progress and implementation challenges relating to the WCO SAFE Framework’s key concepts of ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ and ‘Mutual Recognition’.  The conference, held from 17 to 19 April 2012, had the theme […]
March 6, 2012

CCES Senior Manager Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Austrade

Congratulations to Adjunct Associate Professor Stephen Muller, recipient of the Australian Alumni Award for Education, which was presented at the Annual Australian Alumni Excellence Awards in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 25th February 2012. The award was presented by the Acting Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Ms. Sonya Koppe, at a glittering twilight ceremony held at the Taj Samudra Hotel in […]
February 5, 2012

Behavioural Analysis for Border Protection Officers

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) and EI Asia Pacific (EIAP) have joined forces to promote a 4-day course on Behavioral Analysis for Border Protection officers. Early identification of threats is a high priority for border agency personnel in today’s security conscious environment. Developing skills to identify risks and confront threats provide agency personnel with an ‘edge’ as they […]