Among other things, the Secretariat is responsible for providing administrative support to the Management Committee, coordinating the activities of INCU members and affiliates, organising events, and liaising with the WCO and other stakeholders.
The INCU Secretariat is located in Canberra, Australia, in the heart of Australia’s political scene, approximately 500 metres from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 700 metres from the Australian Parliament House and just over 1 km from the Australian Prime Minister’s residence.
Dr Mikhail Kashubsky
Head of Secretariat
Mikhail Kashubsky is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University and a qualified Australian lawyer. Mikhail holds Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Master of Laws and a PhD in law. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Customs Scientific Journal (CSJ), a member of the Board of Advisors of the Journal of Customs and Economics Review (JCER) and a member of the Advisory Council of the Global Trade Development Week (GTDW).
His areas of specialisation and research interests include international trade law, customs law, supply chain security, offshore oil and gas security, maritime security and law of the sea. In 2015, Mikhail was awarded the title of an Honorary Customs Officer of the Republic of Azerbaijan for cooperation with and contribution to Azerbaijan Customs Service.
Mr Roman Hansch
Project Coordinator and Research Officer
Roman Hansch studied law at the University of Muenster, Germany and the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. He works as a student research assistant at the Institute of Tax Law, Department of Customs and Excise at the University of Muenster. Roman also works for the AWA Foreign Trade Academy and AWB Legal Consultancy, based in Muenster. From 2001 to 2012, Roman was a police officer at the Police Departments of Duesseldorf and Dortmund, Germany. In 2010 he started his academic career at the University of Muenster and is about to graduate with a law degree.
Roman has focused his academic studies so far on constitutional law and administrative law. Since 2011, his studies are supported by a scholarship from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Mr Jia-Yuan Yao
MEDIA OPERATIONS MANAGER
Mr Jia-Yuan Yao is a Customs Officer at Hangzhou Customs, China. Yao works at the Mail Inspection Section and is in charge of media and public relations work in his section. From 2012 to 2016, Yao studied Customs Management at Shanghai Customs College and he has been working at the INCU Secretariat since 2015.
In late 2017, Yao proposed the initiative to establish INCU Media Studio with the aim of promoting the INCU and its activities and improving the organisation’s communications and delivery of services and products to its membership base.
Ms Sara Abdullazada
Baku Regional Office Manager
Ms Sara Abdullazada has graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages with honours and completed the four-month Customs course at the Academy of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. She worked as an English instructor at several prestigious universities in Azerbaijan such as Baku State University, Azerbaijan University of Languages and Baku Slavic University, and has been working as a Senior Inspector at the Bilateral Customs Cooperation Division of the External Relations Department of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan since 2013.
Sara had an opportunity to work in the WCO Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) for the Europe Region as well and logistically arranged a number of training programs curated by the WCO. For her high achievements in the Customs service Sara received the Letter of Commendation issued by the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Besides, two manuals: A Media Relations Handbook for Non-Governmental Organizations by Sarah Silver (MDI, 2003) and Reporting Diversity Manual by David Tuller (MDI, 2002), which were considered to be the first manuals written by foreign journalists for their Caucasian colleagues, were translated from English to Azerbaijani by Sara.
Ms Li-Jia Huang
Ms Li-Jia Huang is an undergraduate student at Shanghai Customs College (SCC) majoring in Customs Management. Ms Huang has good writing and copyediting skills, and she is fond of computer technology, she manages several official WeChat accounts in her class. Ms Huang is also good at using office software such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Power Point.
Ms Ling-Meng Kong
Membership Affairs Officer
Ms Ling-Meng Kong is a junior student at Shanghai Customs College. While being a student, she has gained lots of new knowledge in customs affairs. She has a strong ambition to work for Customs related organisations and will make every effort to do her work well. With the experience of working at the university office and editing a customs journal, she has considerably improved her editing and communication skills. Ms Kong also took part in the student exchange program of SCC and went to study in Russia for one semester.
Mr Zouheir Dalati
Membership Affairs Officer
Zouheir holds a Bachelor of Laws from Damascus University and a Master’s degree in International Customs Law and Administration from the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES). He is currently studying for his Juris Doctor at the Australian National University and is about to start his doctorate in customs and excise studies. Zouheir is currently working for the Legal Aid Commission in Canberra as a Migration Clinic Coordinator. Prior to Legal Aid, Zouheir worked with the Australian Red Cross as a Human Trafficking Officer and International Tracing Case Manager. He is passionate about international trade law, customs law and capacity building initiatives during or immediately following periods of civil war or international conflict.
Ms En-Jia Hu
Assistant News Editor
Ms En-Jia Hu is a senior student majoring in Customs Management from University of International Business Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China. She has already received postgraduate recommendation for master degree of same major for another two years’s study. She has great interest in customs affairs and cares about customs capacity-building and development. In school, Ms Hu participated in several Ministry/school-level research projects and co-authored several papers that have been published. She appreciates the opportunity to join an international customs organisation and make contribution to assisting Customs professionals around the world.
Ms Miao-Jie Jia
assistant news editor
Ms Miao-Jie Jia is a student at Shanghai Customs College, majoring in Customs Administration and a student at Department of Journalism at Fudan University. Interested in customs affairs and journalism, she is always interested in pursuing opportunities where she can advance and improve her skills.
Mr Yu-Ao Lu
assistant news editor
Mr Yu-Ao Lu is currently a junior student in SCC, majoring in Customs Administration. He is one of the members in the SCC official WeChat platform.
He also organised a group of students to study An Analysis of the Impact of China’s Regionalization “Single Window” on Regional International Trade Competitiveness during the summer vacation of 2017 in order to accumulate and improve his knowledge and experience, He also participated in the UIUC Cultural Exchange Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States.
Ms Zhen Jia
Social Media assistant
Ms Zhen Jia is a student at Shanghai Customs College. She has professional knowledge in finance, accounting, taxation and customs. Ms Jia has is proficient in using Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and other software. While studying she actively participated in international activities such as WCO and IFCBA, also performed well in social practice such as innovation and entrepreneurship, study abroad and overseas exchange programs. She is also the Head of the official new media team at Shanghai Customs College.
Ms Yi-Tong Xian
Media content developer
Ms Yi-Tong Xian is a student at Shanghai Customs College majoring in Customs Management. Striving for perfection, she treats her daily work with patience as well as responsibility, aiming to integrate creativity into new media to make it more attractive and extraordinary.
Ms Jing-Yi Guo
media content developer
Ms Jing-Yi Guo is a senior student at Jinan University majoring in journalism and minoring in Finance. She has great interest in network communication and international finance, which is inextricably related to customs. Being the school newspaper reporter and the administrator of several official accounts on Wechat and other new-media platforms independently for years, she is well specialized in news transmission, video processing and photographing. Meanwhile, for multi-media tasks, she can use Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and some other essential software skilfully. She will do her best to promote the publicity and international communication work of INCU.
Ms Jia-Chen Zhou
assistant website administrator
Ms Jia-Chen Zhou is a junior student at Shanghai Customs College (SCC) majoring in Customs Administration. Ms Zhou recently participated in INCU Summer Internship Program. She has a good command of writing and copyediting. Ms Zhou is also good at using Microsoft Office and managing LinkedIn and WeChat public accounts. She treats her work with patience as well as responsibility.