Seminar: Trade Controls; current challenges and critical issues from a US and EU perspective, 20 June, The Hague

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. will the new US administration stick to or break with established US trade control policies and what could be the implications for our trade with Russia and Iran? Can we predict the consequences of a ‘hard Brexit’ and will it be possible for EU companies to anticipate? These, and more, questions call for an update on trade controls from both a US and EU perspective.

The seminar specifically aims at pinpointing important developments and showing the practical consequences for day-to-day business in the field of economic sanctions and export controls, both from a US and EU law perspective. The focus will be, inter alia, on the following topics:

  • The new US administration on trade controls;
  • The consequences of recent developments for Russia and Iran;
  • The recast of the EU Dual-use Regulation (an update);
  • Brexit and its implications for trade controls (an update);
  • The (uneasy) relationship between US trade controls and EU data protection rules;
  • Trade controls and the IT & Communications sector;
  • The challenges posed by increasingly multi-facetted compliance requirements.


  • Ms Susan Kovarovics, Partner, Bryan Cave, Washington DC
  • Mr André Hermsen, Corporate Compliance & Risk Officer, Fokker Technologies Holding
  • Mr Jeroen Jochems, Director Trade Controls Compliance, Royal DSM
  • A representative from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Department of the Treasury, Washington DC (tbc)
  • Mr Bert Gevers, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels
  • Mr Gerard Kreijen, Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam

Preliminary programme 


Welcome and introduction
Trade controls – current challenges and critical issues from a US & EU perspective
Key priorities of the US trade control regime and implications for EU business
US trade controls and EU data protection: what are the challenges?
Trade controls-current challenges and critical issues from a practical business perspective
Panel discussion and Q&A

Concluding remarks
Drinks & networking

More information on the programme and speakers will follow soon.

Target audience:
Corporate compliance officers and legal and tax counsel of large and mid-sized companies with an international business presence, including financial institutions/banks, seeking to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of US and EU trade controls.

Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, Den Haag (Malietoren)


Please register here

Registration fee:
ICC Netherlands members: €250,- (excluding VAT/BTW, including training material and drinks)
Non-members: €450,- (excluding VAT/BTW, including training material and drinks),
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