ICC: Webinar ‘Trade controls: EU & US export controls and enforcement cases’

Online Webinars

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. 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


Marcello Irlando, Expert at Dual-use Export Control Team, Brussels

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

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 Marcello Irlando

16.45 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

17.00 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.

For ICC members: EUR 250,- (excluding VAT/BTW). For non-ICC members: EUR 450,- (excluding VAT/BTW). For more information and to register click here.

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