The INCU was established to provide the WCO and other organisations with a single point of contact with universities and research institutes active in the field of customs research, education and training. The INCU also provides a global resource for governments and the private sector, and an educational source for students wishing to further their knowledge in the field of customs management and administration, and international trade and logistics management. More information about the INCU can be found at www.incu.org.The INCU produces the World Customs Journal (www.worldcustomsjournal.org) which is its flagship publication. The first edition of the Journal was launched at the WCO PICARD Conference in March 2007 and this is the seventh edition. The Journal includes contributions from both academics and customs practitioners.