30/04/2024

CCES CONGRATULATES ITS LATEST GRADUATES

The staff at the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University, congratulates ourlatest round of graduates! We wish you all the very best in your future endeavours.

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12/04/2024

CARIFORUM Project Launches a Postgraduate Scholarship Programme with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University, for Capacity Building in Customs Administration.

Georgetown, Guyana – The CARIFORUM Capacity Building in Competition, Public Procurement, and Customs and Trade Facilitation Project is excited to announce its partnership with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) at Charles Sturt University. Through the partnership, 8 CARIFORUM nationals will pursue the Graduate Certificate Programme in Customs Administration with the University. The scholarships encompass all application and tuition fees, in addition to providing essential course materials. The recipients come from diverse backgrounds and represent the Customs and Excise Departments of various CARIFORUM States, including Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica and Jamaica.

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11/03/2024

MEETING WITH THE NEW WCO SECRETARY GENERAL

During a recent visit to the World Customs Organization (WCO), Professor David Widdowson met with the new WCO Secretary General, Mr Ian Saunders. Professor Widdowson, who was representing the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) at the 15th Session of the WCO Capacity Building Committee, congratulated Mr Saunders on his appointment and discussed the longstanding partnership between the WCO and INCU.

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27/02/2024

OCO TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSHOP HELD IN FIJI

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) is proud to support the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) in delivering customs education and training to its twenty-three member administrations across the Pacific.

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22/02/2024

Vale Watson Rauicava

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to our dear colleague and friend Watisoni Rauicava or Watson as he was commonly known.

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22/12/2023

AANZFTA Scoping Study on Full Cumulation

The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) has recently been amended to introduce the concept of full cumulation. To support the implementation of the upgraded Agreement by ASEAN Member States (AMS), the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies was engaged to undertake a scoping study and present its findings to a workshop held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month.

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08/12/2023

Shanghai Customs College Delegation Visit

A delegation from Shanghai Customs College (SCC), China visited the offices of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) and the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) in Canberra, Australia From 27 to 29 November 2023.

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11/11/2023

Qatari Graduates Honoured

On 6 November 38 Qatari Customs officers were honoured during a Community College of Qatar (CCQ) graduation ceremony in Doha. The officers had earlier graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Border Management (Customs), having previously gained their Associate Degree from CCQ.

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26/10/2023

Rules of Origin Training in Tonga

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) was pleased to support the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) and PACER Plus Implementation Unit (PPIU) in conducting a Rules of Origin workshop in Nuku’alofa, Tonga from 16 to 20 October 2023.

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12/10/2023

Syed Moinuddin MBE

CCES is proud to announce that Syed Moinuddin, a Customs Cooperation Senior Policy Adviser with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and one of our Masters students, has been awarded an MBE.

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15/09/2023

Graduation Ceremony September 2023

Charles Sturt University held its graduation ceremonies in Sydney from 11th to 13th September 2023. The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies congratulates all our recent graduates for their academic achievements and wishes them every success in their future careers.

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30/08/2023

CCES Continues its Support of Ukraine

The support being provided by The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) to the University of Customs and Finance (UCF) in Dnipro, Ukraine continued this month with the delivery of a five-day course to familiarise UCF’s lecturers with course materials on EU Customs Law.

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24/07/2023

Charles Sturt Distinguished Alumni Awards

Professor David Widdowson and the CCES team congratulates Nancy Oraka who has been Highly Commended in the Charles Sturt University Distinguished Alumni Awards in the category of Professional Excellence.

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13/07/2023

Impact of Trauma on Victims and Witnesses involved in Human Trafficking

World Day against Trafficking in Persons will be held on Sunday 30 July 2023. This year’s UN campaign aims to raise awareness of disturbing developments and trends and calls on governments, law enforcement, public services, and civil society to assess and enhance their efforts to strengthen prevention, identify and support victims, and end impunity. In support of this year’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) is holding a one hour seminar:

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28/06/2023

Ian Saunders Elected WCO Secretary General

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) extends its congratulations to Ian Saunders on his election to the position of Secretary General of the World Customs Organization.

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20/06/2023

3 MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION FINALIST

We would like to congratulate CCES PhD candidate, Iswandi, on recently winning the first round of the CSU 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). The aim of the competition is for each participant to effectively explain their research to a non-expert audience in just three minutes.

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17/05/2023

Professor David Widdowson, delivers the keynote address at Korea Customs Week 2023

Centre for Customs and Excise Studies CEO, Professor David Widdowson, delivered the keynote address at this year’s Korea Customs Week, which was held in Seoul from 25-28 April 2023.

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08/05/2023

CCES Supports Pacific Customs Modernisation Workshop

CCES was pleased to contribute to a Customs Modernisation Workshop, which was jointly hosted by the Oceania Customs Organisation and Vanuatu Customs in Port Vila from 18-21 April 2023.

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28/04/2023

Professor David Widdowson meets a delegation from the Customs General Administration of Mongolia as President of the International Network of Customs Universities.

The delegation is being hosted by Australian Border Force to discuss cross-border risk management strategies and techniques.

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17/03/2023

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies Supports Ukraine 17 March 2023

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) at Charles Sturt University will provide support to the University of Customs and Finance in Dnipro, Ukraine (UCF) through access to its comprehensive course materials on EU Customs Law.

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28/02/2023

Charles Sturt signs MoU with Saudi Arabia customs authority

On 8 Feb 2023 CCES is signing an MOU with General Customs Authority and the General Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority of Saudi Arabia (ZATCA).

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