Seminar ‘Trade Controls; current challenges and critical issues from a US and EU perspective’ Thursday 11 June 2020, Malietoren, The Hague

Seminar ‘Trade Controls; current challenges and critical issues from a US and EU perspective’ Thursday 11 June 2020, Malietoren, The Hague

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.

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

  • 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

  • Know how to manoeuvre through trade controls during political uncertainty and instability caused by recent events.

  • Benefit from the analysis of actual case studies


Representative (tbd) U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)

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

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


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

Gerard Kreijen, Counsel / attorney Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam


Preliminary programme






Welcome and introduction



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

By Megan Gajewski Barnhill and Gerard Kreijen



Key priorities for BIS (US) on export controls – focus on implications for European exporters and recent enforcement actions

Speaker tbd on behalf of U.S. Depart. of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security




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

By Stéphane Chardon





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

By Bert Gevers (moderator)

International panel of experts, from a business perspective     


Drinks & networking




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.


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:

Please note that registration (on a first come, first serve basis) will close on 4 June 2020, end of day. Registrations cancelled after 4 June 2020 will be charged in full.

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