Professor David Widdowson
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Professor David Widdowson is Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University. He is President of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU); a member of the WCO’s PICARD Advisory Group, and a founding director of the Trusted Trade Alliance. David holds a PhD in Customs Management, and has more than 35 years’ experience in his field of expertise, including 21 years with the Australian Customs Service. His research areas include trade facilitation, regulatory compliance management, risk management and supply chain security.
Professor Hans-Michael Wolffgang
University of Münster, Germany
Professor Dr Hans-Michael Wolffgang is Professor of International Trade and Tax Law and Head of the Department of Customs and Excise which forms part of the Institute of Tax Law at the University of Münster, Germany. He is director of the Münster Masters studies in Customs, Taxation and International Trade Law and has written extensively on international trade law, customs law and export controls in Europe.
Dr Andrew Grainger
Trade Facilitation Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom
Dr Andrew Grainger is trade facilitation practitioner, academic and educator with over 20 years of experience. As the Director of Trade Facilitation Consulting Ltd, he is regularly contracted by government agencies, companies and international organisations around the world. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and collaborates with other leading universities and research institutes, too. In previous roles, Andrew was the Deputy Director for Trade Procedures at SITPRO, the UK’s former trade facilitation agency, and Secretary for EUROPRO, the umbrella body for European trade facilitation organisations. His PhD thesis in Supply Chain Management and Trade Facilitation was awarded the prestigious Palgrave Macmillan Prize for best PhD in Maritime Economics and Logistics 2005-2008. He has authored many papers within the subject of trade and customs procedures and is a member of the International Network of Customs Universities’ (INCU) executive committee.
Professor Aydin Aliyev
State Customs Committee, Republic of Azerbaijan
Professor Aydin Aliyev is a Colonel General of Customs Service (Rtd) and former Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He is a graduate in Law from Azerbaijan State University, and author of educational and scientific articles and books on customs matters which have been published in several countries. His contributions to the development of customs administrations and for strengthening customs cooperation have been recognised by the World Customs Organization, the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Hungary and by customs administrations of several other countries. In 2010, Prof. Aliyev was awarded the title of ‘Honoured Lawyer of the Republic of Azerbaijan’ by Presidential Decree. In 2014, he was admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the International Network of Customs Universities for his contribution to raising the academic standing of the customs profession.
Professor Enrique Barreira
BRSV, Buenos Aires, Republic of Argentina
Professor Enrique Barreira is a founding partner of BRSV Attorneys at Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was one of the drafters of the Argentine Customs Code. He has also been a professor of Customs Tax Law, Customs Regimes, and Anti-dumping and Subsidies in the Graduate Program at the School of Law, University of Buenos Aires since 1993, and is a founding member of the International Customs Law Academy. Professor Barreira has been the Argentine arbitrator to the Mercosur in various disputes.
Dr Juha Hintsa
Cross-border Research Association and Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr Juha Hintsa is a Senior Researcher in global supply chain security management, with an MSc (Eng.) in Industrial Management and Artificial Intelligence. He is one of the founding partners of the Global Customs Research Network, and the founder of the Cross-border Research Association (CBRA) in Lausanne, where he undertakes research into various aspects of supply chain security management in close collaboration with several multinational corporations. Juha’s PhD thesis was on ‘Post-2001 supply chain security: impacts on the private sector’.
Dr Pam Faulks
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Dr Pam Faulks is an editor with the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University. She has qualifications and extensive experience in editing, communications, tourism and tertiary education. In addition to assisting with the World Customs Journal, Pam provides academic editing services to PhD candidates in the final stages of their thesis preparation. She has previously worked at the University of Canberra and the ACT Exporters Network.