Professor David Widdowson AM
Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Professor David Widdowson is Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is President of the International
Network of Customs Universities, a member of the WCO‘s PICARD Advisory Group and Scientific Board, and a founding director of the Trusted Trade Alliance. David holds a PhD in Public Sector Management and has over 40 years‘ experience in international trade regulation, including 21 years with the Australian Customs Service. In 2019 he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to higher education in the field of international trade and customs.
Professor Hans-Michael Wolffgang
Institute of Customs and International Trade Law at the University of Muenster, Germany (ICTL)
Dr. Hans-Michael Wolffgang is a professor of law and director of the ICTL that offers the Münster Masters studies in Customs, Taxation and International Trade Law (MCA). He is member of the PICARD Advisory Group to the World Customs Organization (WCO), co-founder and vice president of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU), chairman of the advisory board of the European Forum for External Trade, Customs and Excise (EFA) and member of the International Customs Law Academy (ICLA). He has written extensively on international trade law, customs law and export control law. In addition to his academic activities Dr. Wolffgang is co-founder of the AWB Tax Consultancy and AWB Law Firm, specialized in customs law, value added tax law and law of export controls, with branches in Hamburg and Munich.
Professor Andrew Grainger
Trade Facilitation Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom
Professor Andrew Grainger is a trade facilitation practitioner, academic and educator with over 20 years of experience. He works closely with Universities and research institutes around the world, is regularly contracted by government agencies, companies and international organisations and has held various Short Term Consultancy (STC) appointment with the World Bank. 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. Andrew is very experienced in working with both the public and private sector. In addition to his expertise in trade and customs procedures he has also led a series of projects that deal with risk and uncertainty at UK ports (borders) and port-dependent supply chains, especially in the food sectors. Much of his current activities are Brexit related. Andrew has written more than 100 articles, studies, reports, book chapters and teaching notes. Much of his work is published by international organisations. He has served as witness at the UK Parliament, and has also conducted workshops for members of the European Parliament.
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 Santiago Ibáñez Marsilla
University of Valencia, Spain
Dr. Santiago Ibáñez Marsilla is a Professor at the Public Finance Law and Taxation Department of the University of Valencia. His area of expertise is customs law and he currently directs the Jean Monnet Chair “EU Customs law” awarded by the European Commission. In 2017-2018 he was senior expert at the mid-term evaluation of TAXUD’s “Customs 2020” program. EuropeAid, USAID and Europäische Rechtsakademie (ERA) are among the institutions that have relied upon his customs law expertise. He is used to working in international environments and has trained, taught or delivered presentations in 23 countries, while authoring more than 60 publications in customs law topics. He is senior advisor for Trusted Trade Alliance in Spain.
Dr Rebecca Louise Harcourt
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Rebecca is an editor with the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University. She is an experienced scientist, editor and writer and is a Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, England with over 20 refereed journal articles and one granted patent. In addition to assisting with the World Customs Journal, Rebecca provides editing and writing services to a wide range of clients, such as universities, government departments and industry, including clients for whom English is not their native language.