Webinar ‘Trade controls: EU & US export controls and enforcement cases’ Wednesday 30 September 2020, 14.00-17.00 hr., online

In Europe, sanctions and export controls are forcing themselves onto the corporate compliance agenda as never before. During the Covid-19 crisis the EU & US have continued to introduce new rules and enforce existing measures related to sanctions and export & investment controls. We explore compliance challenges associated with recent regulatory changes and discuss lessons learned for non-US companies regarding US enforcement. 

In Europe, sanctions and export controls are forcing themselves onto the corporate compliance agenda as never before. In the US trade war is discussed openly, with a constant need to find solutions. During the Covid-19 crisis the EU and US have continued to introduce new rules and enforce existing measures related to sanctions and export & investment controls. We explore compliance challenges associated with recent regulatory changes and discuss lessons learned for non-US companies regarding US enforcement. 

Furthermore, the need for keeping up to date has never been so important. Recent international developments have broad implications for economic sanctions and export control regulation, posing a whole range of new challenges for European businesses. E.g. what could be the implications for our trade with Russia, China and Iran? What are the consequences of Brexit? These, and more, questions call for an update on trade controls from both a US and EU perspective.

Learning goals

  • Clearly understand important developments in times of Covid-19
  • Hear the practical consequences for day-to-day business in the field of economic sanctions and export controls
  • Learn current challenges from both a US and EU law perspective
  • The top 3 lessons learned from each of the sanctions and the export controls cases from a US perspective and the EU perspective
  • Know how to manoeuvre through trade controls during political uncertainty and instability caused by recent events
  • Benefit from the analysis of actual case studies

Speakers

Stéphane Chardon, Directorate General for Trade at European Commission, Brussels

Bert Gevers, Partner/ attorney Loyens & Loeff, Brussels, ICC Commission on Customs and Trade

Susan Kavarovics, Partner/ attorney BCLP Law, Washington DC

Megan Gajewski Barnhill, Partner/ attorney BCLP Law, Washington DC

Gerard Kreijen, Counsel / attorney Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam 

Preliminary programme

13.45        

Registration

 14.00

Welcome and introduction

 14.10

 Recent developments in EU and US export controls and sanctions with a focus on compliance requirements for EU exporters of goods and services during Covid-19  

By Megan Gajewski Barnhill and Gerard Kreijen

 

15.00 

The top 3 lesstons learned from each of the sanctions and the export controls cases from a US perspective and the EU perspective.

By Susan Kavarovics

15.45

Break

16.00

Speech EU Commission: EU dual use recast where do we stand ? Focus on intangible transfers and compliance requirements during Covid-19

By Stéphane Chardon

 16.45 

 

 

17.00

 Panel discussion: The challenge of the compliance officer – best practices, challenges and pitfalls: an international perspective

By Bert Gevers (moderator) and International panel of experts, from a business perspective   

End of programme

 

 

Target audience

Compliance officers, trade finance managers, shipping and logistics managers, in-house counsel, and lawyers engaged in ‘trade finance’ and ‘commercial law’ of insurance companies, shippers, banks and all people dealing with EU and US import and export.

PO-Point

It is possible to request your certificate of participation in order to receive your ‘PO-point.’ Please send an e-mail message to icc@info.nl. Upon receiving a passing grade for a short quiz you will receive the certificate. This is conform the requirements by the Dutch BAR, the NOvA. Click here to read more about this subject.

Registration

For ICC members: EUR 250,- (excluding VAT/BTW)

For non-ICC members: EUR 450,- (excluding VAT/BTW)

For questions, please contact ICC Netherlands by sending an e-mail message to: info@icc.nl

Please note that registration (on a first come, first serve basis) will close on 29 September 2020, end of day. Registrations cancelled after 23 September 2020 will be charged in full. See also ICC Terms & Conditions (Algemene Voorwaarden). Changes to the programme and/or format may happen due to the pandemic. Participants will be informed accodingly. 

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