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HERE ARE FREE ANSWERS TO RECENT ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

A KnowYourTrade (KYT) Talk is a video showcase by trade experts presenting practical, technical topics for mitigating import/export risks in/from Belgium, in under 20 minutes.

The questions reflect our ongoing consultation of many parties about doing international business in uncertain times, and the kind of guidance requests that comes up from companies.

The questions and their answers on video can cover any of the areas of international trade and investment handled by global ICC Policy Commissions: Arbitration and ADR, Banking (Trade Finance), Commercial Law and Practice, Competition Law, Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption, Customs and Trade Facilitation, Digital Economy, Environment and Energy, Marketing and Advertising, Intellectual Property, Taxation, Trade and Investment Policy.

Please note that any employee of a member organization of ICC Belgium is welcome to apply to join any of these commissions. ICC commissions are specialised working bodies composed of business experts who examine major issues of interest to the business world. They prepare policy products, including statements to contribute to intergovernmental discussions, as well as rules and codes to facilitate international business transactions.

YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Is your employer a member of ICC Belgium? Then you can submit your own specific question about international trade transactions or policy, and get a chance that one of our expert members provides an answer during one of the next Know Your Trade Talks. Just send an e-mail to we@iccwbo.be, and we will follow up with you.

More videos are expected about every month. Register to our playlist on

Credit insurance on a specific country has been refused: what to do? (20′)

International trade with specific countries can be risky and credit insurance recommended. But some countries are sometimes refused… Mireille Janssens provides during this Know Your Trade Talk background information and tips to prevent that kind of situation.

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Force Majeure, Hardship, ‘Qualified Disadvantage’: lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis? (19′)

Contractual obligations are under pressure with the COVID-19. What have we learnt for future deals? Flip Petillion provides during this Know Your Trade Talk tips to avoid discussions and be ready for renegotiation when necessary.

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Anti-corruption clause and third-party risk management: how to enforce the clause? (17′)

An anti-corruption clause in your contract helps preserve trust between parties and prevents corruption in both the negotiation and performance of contracts. Jens Moerman, Naomi Kerremans and Wouter Monten provide during this Know Your Trade Talk insights on the ways to enforce it.

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Incoterms® rules & Brexit: alternatives to DDP still commercially attractive for the client in UK? (20′)

Prohibiting the use of the Incoterms® rule DDP for the sales (e.g. in the context of Brexit) can be a sound decision. Hugo Verschoren discusses during this Know Your Trade Talk which would be the best alternatives, that remain commercially attractive for the (e.g. British) client.

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International payments and foreign exchange risk: how to hedge the volatility in foreign currencies? (17′)

Losing euros because you have to do business in dollars can jeopardise your expected profit. Ivo Mertens provides during this Know Your Trade Talk insights on techniques to hedge the foreign exchange risk of companies from SME’s to multinationals.

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Brexit and COVID-19 disruptions on transport and logistics: how to prevent extra costs and risks? (11′)

Many SMEs are not prepared to solve by themselves the disruptions on transport and logistics caused by huge crisis like the Brexit or COVID-19. Jef Hermans provides during this Know Your Trade Talk insights to avoid facing too much extra cost and risk.

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