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Restrictive measures on PPE and medical supplies at national level: an overview of Belgium and the Netherlands

In order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission adopted Implementing Regulation 2020/402 of 14 March 2020, which imposed an authorization requirement on the export of Personal Protection Equipment (‘PPE’) out of the European Union. This Regulation, which was discussed in a post of 18 March, expires on 26 April 2020. The Commission is currently working on a follow-up…

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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…

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