Entries by Vladlen Tsikolenko

New CBRA report for the European Parliament

ABSTRACT: The subject of trade facilitation and border management lies at the heart of EU trade policy, which seeks to take advantage of global value chains for the benefit of workers, consumers and businesses. This demands that goods may flow smoothly across borders without jeopardising EU values and standards. Trade facilitation principles help reduce the […]

Approaching the Grand Finale of DOTCOM Waste

This Blog offers a quick glimpse at the recent endeavours of the DOTCOM Waste project consortium, partnered by the United Nations University (Germany), Cross-border Research Association (Switzerland), Compliance & Risks (Ireland), TECOMS (Italy), Ports Environmental Network-Africa (Ghana), Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (China), Basel Convention Regional Centre for West Africa (Nigeria), […]

A Decade of Academic SCS Research -compendium

I am pleased to announce that – jointly between Riga Technical University, HEC University of Lausanne and Cross-border Research Association – a new compendium titled “Supply Chain Security (SCS) Compendium: A Decade of SCS Research” has been published. Copies of the book have already been sent to key international organizations, and, will be soon made […]

FP7-CORE & Cops – Plans with police organizations

The fourth and last year of FP7-project has started, with a large number of research, innovation, technical and educational activities going on – until the project finalization on 30.4.2018. In this CBRA Blog we elaborate on our ideas to expand CORE outreach towards European and Global police organizations.   As many of you CBRA Blog […]

Three new Senior Experts

We have the pleasure to announce that the following three top experts in illicit trade and maritime security have recently joined the CBRA’s Consulting Team, as Senior Consultants: Ms. Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia, Mr. Michael Ellis and Mr. Lars W Lorenzen. We work closely with them in monitoring new calls and preparing project proposals – […]

First results from the WCO Cancun AEO benefit survey

In today’s CBRA Blog we provide a sneak preview of the outcomes of the AEO Benefit survey carried out by CBRA research team at the 3rd Global WCO AEO Conference, in Cancun, Mexico, 11-13 May 2016. We keep today’s Blog very simple. First, we would like to introduce a new test-categorization of Customs granted AEO […]

Hold on, before blaming it on the OGAs!

It is common since many years already that the global customs community is pointing their “blaming finger” to other government agencies – OGAs – when it comes to identifying root causes behind too long cargo release times at sea ports and other border crossing points, high costs for importers and exporters to conduct international trade, […]

Three calls for journal and conference papers

This CBRA Blog advertises three important calls for papers in 2016: Special Issue for Journal of Transportation Security (to be published in 2017); the 11th WCO Customs-Academia PICARD Conference (Sep.2016); and the 7th European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (Aug.2016).   1. Journal of Transportation Security, Special Issue: Enhancing supply chain security through government-to-government and […]

Update on CBRA website in April 2016

In today’s CBRA Blog we explore the latest developments at the www.cross-border.org website First update: As part of the FP7-project CORE, our research institute CBRA is responsible for maintaining and updating the so called “FP7-CORE Information Observatory”, which gives you 10-15 regular reviews and updates per month on supply chain security and trade facilitation policies, […]

COSO. Enterprise Risk Management — Integrated Framework – Executive Summary. Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. September 2004. (CORE1106)

Summary: The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, COSO, defines Enterprise Risk Management, ERM, as a process, effected by an entity’s board of directors, management and other personnel, applied in strategy setting and across the enterprise, designed to identify potential events that may affect the entity, and manage risk to be within its […]