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Master of International Customs Law and Administration
WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB POSITION?
Director, Center for International Trade and Development &
Director, International Trade Center - Small Business Development Center at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma USA.
HOW HAS YOUR TIME STUDYING WITH CCES IMPACTED ON YOUR WORKING ROLE SINCE GRADUATING?
It has given me a broad and truly global perspective on the regulation of trade by Customs and other authorities at global, multilateral, regional and national levels. The insight and understanding I gained from the time I spent studying with the CCES has benefited me in my work as an international consultant on Customs reform and modernization projects around the world as well as helping me provide more impactful export assistance to the SMEâ€™s I work with on a daily basis to either begin exporting or to expand their international sales.
I am a former U.S. Customs Import Specialist Team Leader and worked in Miami, Florida and have provided technical assistance to various Customs administrations and trade authorities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In addition, I am a U.S. Licensed Customs Broker (LCB), Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).
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First CCES Students Confer Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration
Our Academic Course Director, Associate Professor Greg Weppner, is to be congratulated for his recent appointment as a World Trade Organization (WTO) panellist to adjudicate a dispute between China and Canada. This is Gregâ€™s second WTO panel appointment and he is one of only a small number of Australian trade experts to have been appointed to this prestigious role.
For the past two years CCES has been working with the Community College of Qatar (CCQ) to develop and deliver a customs-specific associate degree. On CCES May 6, 2015 Professor David Widdowson and Associate Professor Jamal Olaimat attended the graduation ceremony...
Recently, CCES was engaged by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group to conduct a needs analysis in five World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries in the Pacific. CCES will assist the World Bank Group to carry out an analysis in each member country to assess its preparedness to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO-TFA).
Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service Drug Kit Donation
The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) is helping to combat illicit drug use in the Illawarra region of NSW.
A representative of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Ms Lili Ceric, and Ms Nina Cass, a CSU Indigenous student liaison officer, formally presented the Drug Identification Kit and Drug Information DVD to the IAMS team at their Dapto office. Ms Jodie Hutchinson, alcohol and other drugs worker at the IAMS, will use the kit and DVD as teaching aids to educate patients and the wider community.
On 21 April 2015, 15 Customs Brokers attended a 16 day course commissioned by the World Bank
aimed to improve the competence and professionalism of persons carrying out Customs import and export procedures in Dili as well as at the land border with Indonesia.
Advanced Diploma of International Business Management
In 2014, CCES began running the online course, the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management. The course has been designed for people seeking or pursuing an exciting career specifically in international business and has been developed by Australian professionals in their field. It is recognised as an advanced qualification within the industry and is accredited by the Australian Quality Skills Authority (ASQA).