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.

Our Team

Dr Mikhail Kashubsky

Head of Secretariat

Mikhail Kashubsky is an Associate Professor and Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Coordinator 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 Jia-Yuan Yao


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 Jia-Chen Zhou

Membership Affairs Officer

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.

Mr Cornelius Herschbach

Research Officer

Mr Cornelius Herschbach is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Customs and International Trade Law at the University of Münster. He has been at the Institute since 2016, where he is also currently doing his Doctorate in customs law. From 2013 to 2018 he studied law at the University of Münster and graduated with a law degree. In his studies, Cornelius is mainly focused on tax law.

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 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 Ya-Ting Chen

News Editor

Ms Ya-ting Chen is a Customs Administration student at Shanghai Customs College in the specialised direction of international affairs. She has competed in national and municipal competitions representing the school and succeeded in gaining remarkable awards. Excelling in academic performance and cross-discipline application, she’s leading a team for a bilingual innovation project targeting customs and trade facilitation. In the hope of increasing connectivity and conveying the message of INCU, she puts her efforts in utilising professional skills, an innovative mindset and a global vision for the work. Her resolution for this INCU position is to always learn and to offer new ideas and initiatives.

Ms Hui-Zhe Qin

Website Assistant

Ms. Hui-Zhe Qin is an undergraduate student at Shanghai Custom College majoring in Customs Administration. She also takes a minor course in International Economics and Trade at Fudan University. As a member of the Customs International Affairs Class of Shanghai Customs College, Ms Qin has acquired knowledge of international law and international trade, particularly aspects that apply to Customs.

Dedicated to learning and gaining professional experience, Ms Qin has always been committed to the cultivation of academic expertise as well as personal ability. Ms Qin has a great interest in international affairs and news, responding to the construction of a shared future for mankind in the context of globalisation. In an effort to be a better server of the customs community, she continues to study and find opportunities to apply her knowledge in practice.

Ms Tian-Hui Chen

Social Media Assistant

Ms Tianhui Chen is a junior student at Shanghai Customs College majoring in Customs Administration. She is well organized and used to working independently and taking initiative. Ms Chen has passed the National Computer Level 2 exam. She is not only skilled at editing, but also at managing subscription accounts. As a member of the editorial team of the WeChat public account of the Foreign Languages Department of Shanghai Customs College, she is responsible for the editing of the “Customs English” column. In addition, she has participated in the preparation of the Customs English Dictionary.