WORLD CUSTOMS JOURNAL
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Bachelor of Border Management
Applications are now being accepted for Session 1 (March 2015) for the Bachelor of Border Management. This is the first course of its kind to be delivered entirely online. Units studied in the first year of the course are:
CUS101 Border Agencies and Principles of Border Management CUS102 Regulating and Facilitating Trade CUS103 Customs Procedures CUS104 International Trade Terms and Documentation CUS105 Introduction to Tariff Classification CUS106 Introduction to Customs Valuation
We are also now accepting applications for theGraduate Certificate in Customs Administration for Session 1 (March 2015). This course, enhances prospects for employment and advancement for those with, or seeking, careers in customs administration, other public sector agencies and businesses involved in cross border trade. Graduates will develop skills and knowledge that will be highly attractive to employers in these fields. The course consists of 2 core units which form part of the Master of Customs Administration which is now accepting applications for commencement in 2015: CUS401 Customs Management Theory and Practice CUS402 International Customs Law
This course provides students with advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the field of customs and border management and has been designed for professionals engaged in both government employment and the trading community. The course consists of four core subjects, two restricted electives and one open elective to complete a total of 96 credit points.
4 core subjects (56 credit points)
2 restricted electives (32 credit points)
1 open elective (8 credit points)
Students who have already completed the Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration will only be required to complete a total of 64 credit points.
The Drug Identification Kit consists of over 30 simulated drug samples, drug paraphernalia kits and a number of informative posters all designed to assist with visual identification of illicit substances. This kit also provides information on the effects of the various drugs, their street names and other relevant information. Included in this kit is an educational DVD. Key topic areas include illicit drug identification; understanding drugs and their effects; cultivation, production and trafficking. Click here for more information.
Ariane Akayezu (RWANDA)
Master of International Customs Law & Administration
WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB POSITION?
Head of Customs Reform and Modernisation, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA)
HOW HAS YOUR TIME STUDYING WITH CCES IMPACTED ON YOUR WORKING ROLE SINCE GRADUATING?
Studying the MICLA with CCES was a great opportunity for me to improve my skills. The course was well structured and relevant to the current practices and areas of customs.
As Head of Customs Reform and Modernisation, I am responsible for designing and formulating modernisation initiatives targeting continued reform within the Customs Services Department. The MICLA helped me to develop knowledge in international customs law, customs administration and other areas of trade regulation. The knowledge I gained has been an asset to Rwanda Customs in particular as well as to the entire organization (RRA) in general.
Modernising implies identifying and benchmarking the international best practices. The MICLA helped me gain a deep understanding of international best practices and how they should be structured and adjusted to suit the operational environment.
I was the Head of Customs Reform and Modernisation before going to Canberra for my studies, and I can say that the way I was doing my job before that time is far different from the way I am doing it now. The MICLA unit Customs Reform and Modernisation was very useful to me since it helped me to understand the key concepts and rationale for customs reform and modernisation. After graduating, I have been able to identify and formulate appropriate policies, practice and procedures relating to reform and modernisation for the Rwandan Customs. I contributed by advising my administration regarding the implementation of reform initiatives that include, among others, the enhancement of risk management, review of customs legislation, capacity building and the integrated border management in the form of a One Stop Border Post. These initiatives have improved trade competitiveness and promoted trade facilitation.
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CCES Wish to Congratulate all of our October 2014 Graduates
On Wednesday 8th October 2014, the University of Canberra held its graduation ceremony, where 28 CCES Graduates conferred their awards. Three Graduates were lucky enough to attend the ceremony at Australiaâ€™s Parliament House, with one graduate travelling all the way from South Africa to attend the ceremony.
On 27th September 2014, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in Sri Lanka held an Open Day and IT fair at the KDU campus in Ratmalana, near Colombo for prospective students and their parents. Charles Sturt University (CSU) participated in the KDU Open Day following the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in academic and research activities.
The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) is developing a Trusted Trader Programme to enhance the competitiveness of Australiaâ€™s traders and better align Australia with international standards and evolving models of trade. ACBPSâ€™ focus is to alleviate unnecessary administrative and regulatory burden while also meeting the demands placed on ACBPS by increased trade flows and a growing array of border risks.
Appointment of the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and CEO of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison today welcomed the appointment by Prime Minister Tony Abbott today of Mr Michael Pezzullo as the incoming Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, which will take effect Monday 13 October 2014.
The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has commenced a review into Australiaâ€™s border-related fees, charges and taxes (Fees Review) on behalf of the Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison said today.
Computer Lab for St. Vincentâ€™s Home for Boys - Sri Lanka
CCES has always been socially conscious and looks for opportunities to get involved in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Earlier this year, CCES donated 10 used computers to set up a computer lab at the St. Vincent's Home is Maggona, Sri Lanka. The home is managed by Fr. Dilan Perera. The home has over 70 boys who will benefit the most from the computer lab.
The 9th Annual WCO PICARD Conference was held from 17 to 19 September 2014 in Puebla, Mexico.
The Conference, hosted by the TecnolÃ³gico de Monterrey at Puebla in coordination with the General Customs Administration of Mexico, was attended by some 180 participants from over 35 countries representing WCO members, academia, international organisations, the private sector and other interested parties.