ICC Webinar ‘Global trade controls: the impact of foreign policy on international commerce from a perspective of the EU, U.K., U.S. and China’ Wednesday 8 June 2022, 14.00-17.00 hr. (CET), online.

The European Commission announced that it would extend the scope of restrictive measures on Russia and Belarus with yet another sanctions package, including blocking sanctions, transport restrictions, increased import tariffs and asset freezes. The U.S. and U.K. have imposed additional Ukraine-related sanctions and export controls on Russia and Belarus. Current international developments have broad implications for economic sanctions and export control regulation, posing a whole range of new challenges for European businesses. What are the implications for EU trade with the U.S. and China? What is the influence of Western & Russian sanctions on EU companies in China? What are the consequences for businesses in the U.S. and EU in light of the increased economic pressure against the Kremlin? And what will result from the growing economic and political tension between the U.S. and China?

This webinar provides for expert views and explanations on the current state of affairs by speakers from the U.S., EU, U.K. and China. The experts will discuss compliance challenges and enforcement risks associated with recent regulatory changes and the latest developments in U.S. and EU policies. This webinar will address rapidly evolving U.S. and EU foreign policies and their impact on cross-border trade, as well as the impact on financial services, supply chains and manufacturing. When considering the impact of the Ukraine war and the developments with China it is clear that an update on trade controls from a perspective of the EU, U.K., U.S. and China is not only timely but certainly warranted.

Learning goals
• Learn current challenges from the perspective of the EU, U.K., U.S. and China
• Hear the updates of export controls firsthand from the European Commission
• Discover the top 3 lessons learned from the recent economic sanctions and export controls
• Gain insight of the risks and compliance requirements given these unprecedented restrictions
• Acquire an understanding of the implications of Western sanctions on European companies in China
• Benefit from the analysis of actual cases and real life examples

• Stéphane Chardon, Head of Sector Trade & Security, Export Control, DG Trade, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
• Daniel Cariello, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington D.C., U.S.
• Dr. Deming Zhao, lawyer/ partner Global Law Office, Shanghai, China
• Nate Bolin, lawyer/ partner DLA Piper, former international trade specialist at the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce, Washington D.C., U.S.
• Chloe Barker, Legal Director, DLA Piper’s Global Trade and Government Affairs team, London, U.K.

Preliminary programme 


Digital platform opens


Welcome and introduction
By ICC Netherlands





The new EU export control regime, updated EU regulations and their implementation to face current challenges
By Stéphane Chardon


The implications of the current U.S. sanction policy on international trade
By Daniel Cariello 


U.S. sanctions and export controls: the impact on global supply chains
By Nate Bolin 

Update on EU and U.K. santions
By Chloe Barker 

Sanctions and Export Controls: the perspective of China
By Dr. Deming Zhao





Target audience
In-house counsel, corporate lawyers, compliance officers, trade finance managers, bankers, lawyers engaged in ‘trade finance’ and ‘commercial law’ and all professionals dealing with international trade, import and export.

For attorneys licensed in the Netherlands, it is possible to request your certificate of participation in order to receive your ‘PO-points.’ Please send an e-mail message to smits@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 is closed. For questions, please contact ICC Netherlands by sending an e-mail message to Pip N. Smits: smits@icc.nl.