Alexander Baert interviewed on a Belgian Customs Authorities Court case
The court case initiated by the authorities relates to the export of isopropanol to Syria
17 May 2018
Alexander Baert, Senior Associate in Laga's Global Trade Advisory practice, was interviewed by NRC Handelsblad (trade publication in the Netherlands) regarding a court case initiated by the Belgian Customs Authorities on the export of isopropanol to Syria.
In the article, Alexander confirms that all inbound and outbound goods movement from and to countries outside the EU is closely monitored, especially when a specific embargo applies to certain goods or countries, which is the case at hand. With an electronic declaration system in place for goods transportation, Alexander underlines that a red flag should have occured at a certain point in the process, especially if companies have appropriately declared the goods being transported.