Seminar Trade Controls; current challenges and critical issues from an EU and US perspective, 17 October 2019, The Hague

This seminar will provide an overview and update of relevant policy developments and critical issues from an EU and US trade controls perspective.
The programme aims to show the practical consequences and challenges of export controls and sanctions for parties involved in the trade of strategic goods.
Interested parties may include corporate compliance officers and legal and tax counsel of large and mid-sized companies with an international business
presence, including companies in the transport and logistics sector seeking to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of US and EU trade controls.


Thursday 17 October, Malietoren, Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, Den Haag


Preliminary programme


13.00 Registration
13.30 Welcome and introduction 

Louis van Lennep, Member of the Supervisory Board of ICC Netherlands

13.45 Setting the scene: a quick look at the legal framework and its main themes
Susan Kovarovics, Partner/Attorney-at-law at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Gerard Kreijen, Counsel/Attorney-at-law at Loyens & Loeff
14.00 Practical pitfalls of compliance; Complexities and challenges from a multi-jurisdictional perspective
Susan Kovarovics, Partner/Attorney-at-law at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Gerard Kreijnen
, Counsel/Attorney–at-law at Loyens & Loeff
14.45 The EU Guidance on ICP’s
Marcello Irlando, Dual-use Export Control Team EU Commission, Directorate-General for Trade



Trends and Evolution: Civil society, corporate social responsibility, and ethical committees—how do they intersect with trade compliance
Jildau Boerma, Sustainability policy officer, Rabobank
Susan Kovarovics, Partner/Attorney-at-law at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Carolina Dacko, Partner/Attorney, Mannhaemer Swartling, Sweden
 Moderator: Bert Gevers, Partner/Attorney-at-law, Loyens & Loeff

16.00 New OFAC Compliance Framework for sanctions compliance programs and recent enforcement actions: key takeaways for industry
Presented by Frank Swerda (US Office of Foreign Assets Control)
17.00 Q & A
17.30 Concluding remarks, drinks & networking


ICC Netherlands, Malietoren, Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, The Hague


Fees and conditions
Members ICC Netherlands: Free; Non-Members: EUR 250,- (excl. VAT) per person.
If you are not sure whether your company is a member, please contact ICC Netherlands at
Cancellations must be notified at least a week before the seminar by contacting ICC Netherlands at Cancellations later than a week before the seminar will be charged in full.


Registration is required. Please register via the registration form below. Please note that the number of places is limited.


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