WORLD CUSTOMS JOURNAL
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Drug Identification Kits & Drug Information DVDs
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.
Ken Montgomery (United States)
Master of International Customs Law & Administration
WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB POSITION?
Vice President, International Trade Regulation, TechAmerica
HOW HAS YOUR TIME STUDYING WITH CCES IMPACTED ON YOUR WORKING ROLE SINCE GRADUATING?
TechAmerica is the public policy department of CompTIA, the IT industry trade association. In my current role I provide policy and regulatory guidance to technology companies in order for them to ensure compliance with global customs and export laws and regulations. I also advocate government agencies on behalf of the member companies for streamlined regulations which provide for greater transparency and trade facilitation. The MICLA curriculum assisted in providing a solid foundation of international customs laws and regulatory compliance methodologies. It also strengthened my knowledge in international supply chain management and taxation. I also represent industry as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) observer at the World Customs Organization Harmonized System Committee (HSC) and Review Subcommittee (RSC) meetings. The MICLA course in classification and the Harmonized System nomenclature helped to strengthen my understanding of this critical Customs foundational topic.
I am a strong proponent of ongoing education and training. As part of my current professional role I also organize and facilitate global trade compliance best practices conferences in the US and China. Industry and government officials discuss recent changes to customs and export regulations and the best practices for companies to ensure compliance. During my program of study, I found the CCES instructors to be extremely knowledgeable in their Customs topic areas and the ability to complete the required coursework via the online platform was very valuable since I am located in the US.
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Chance Meeting â€“ Africa
In September this year, Valerie Sesia met CCES Senior Lecturer George Grace whilst he was on assignment in Zambia. Valerie is a current CCES Masters Student and the Managing Director of Customized Clearing & Forwarding Limited, based in Zambia. Customized Clearing is recognised as one of the leading Customs Brokers in Zambia, with 150 full time employees and being licensed by the Zambia Revenue Authority to operate at 17 Customs Stations collecting a monthly average of US$20 million in trade taxes.
Last month (October 2014) CCES CEO, Professor David Widdowson, chaired the Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit, held in Dubai under the patronage of H. E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates, in partnership with Dubai Customs.
Environmental Taxation at Shanghai Customs College
From 3rd to 14th November 2014 CCES Senior Lecturer, Dr. Mikhail Kashubsky taught Environmental Taxation to 47 postgraduate Chinese students at the Shanghai Customs College (SCC). Click here for the full list of Graduates.