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Belgian companies brought to Court for illegal exports of chemicals to Syria

The Belgian customs authorities are suing three Belgian companies before the Criminal Court of Antwerp for what appears to be serious infringements of the restrictive measures imposed on Syria. The three companies concerned are all parties involved in the supply chain of a deal in chemical products: the producer, the company handling the administrative aspects of the transaction, and the… … Keep Reading

EU Commission issues notice to stakeholders on impact of Brexit

On 25 January 2018, the EU Commission issued a notice regarding the impact of Brexit on future movements of controlled goods. By Olivier Coulon, 26 January 2018 In its notice, the EU Commission recalls that, unless an agreement would provide for another date, the United Kingdom shall be treated as a third country as from 30 March 2019. The impact… … Keep Reading

Shipping Criminal Liability: the Difficult Position of the Transportation & Logistics Sector

On 23 November 2017, the Court of Amsterdam handed down its decisions in the case concerning the Dutch transportation company charged with breaching the military embargo against the Russian Federation. These decisions are the latest in a string of Dutch enforcement cases relating to the transit of military goods which have raised concerns within the transportation & logistics sector. In… … Keep Reading

Export Control Considerations: Beyond the Authorization

Your compliance obligations don’t end once an authorization is in hand.  Determining whether and what authorizations are needed and ensuring that all required authorizations have been obtained are critical first steps in trade compliance, but compliance is a continuing process.  By Megan Barnhill, Bryan Cave LLP, 8 December 2017 Review and Understand the Authorization A critical first step is to… … Keep Reading

Belgian companies brought to Court for illegal exports of chemicals to Syria

The Belgian customs authorities are suing three Belgian companies before the Criminal Court of Antwerp for what appears to be serious infringements of the restrictive measures imposed on Syria. The three companies concerned are all parties involved in the supply chain of a deal in chemical products: the producer, the company handling the administrative aspects of the transaction, and the… … Keep Reading

EU Commission issues notice to stakeholders on impact of Brexit

On 25 January 2018, the EU Commission issued a notice regarding the impact of Brexit on future movements of controlled goods. By Olivier Coulon, 26 January 2018 In its notice, the EU Commission recalls that, unless an agreement would provide for another date, the United Kingdom shall be treated as a third country as from 30 March 2019. The impact… … Keep Reading

Shipping Criminal Liability: the Difficult Position of the Transportation & Logistics Sector

On 23 November 2017, the Court of Amsterdam handed down its decisions in the case concerning the Dutch transportation company charged with breaching the military embargo against the Russian Federation. These decisions are the latest in a string of Dutch enforcement cases relating to the transit of military goods which have raised concerns within the transportation & logistics sector. In… … Keep Reading

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