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Customs and border control conference


Monday, 23 Jun 2014

The Republic of Azerbaijan has hosted the inaugural conference of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU), a not-for-profit body formed to promote the academic standing of the customs profession. The conference, Trade Facilitation Post-Bali: Putting Policy into Practice was held in late May in the city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Jointly organised by the INCU and Azerbaijan's State Customs Committee, the event brought together delegates from over 70 countries including representatives of customs administrations, the private sector, academic institutions and international organisations. Co-chairing the conference was the Canberra-based INCU President and chief executive of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Professor David Widdowson. The INCU has adopted the Baku Resolution to guide its future direction. Read the resolution here. In July 2013, Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies announced a new partnership to deliver the Bachelor of Border Management and Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration by distance education.  Read more about the partnership in CSU News here. The University's Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security and the Centre for Customs Excise are co-located in Canberra's parliamentary triangle.

Media contact: Ms Fiona Halloran , (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:
The Bachelor of Border Management and Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration commence for Session 2 on Monday 14 July. Photo courtesy of INCU.

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