Upcoming Webinar

Upcoming Webinar

Sanctions Compliance in the Agricultural Commodities Industry

Sanctions Compliance in the Agricultural Commodities Industry

Date: Thursday, October 03, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EST | 03:00 PM – 04:15 PM London
04:00 PM – 05:15 PM Amsterdam

In recent times, companies who deal in agricultural commodities have felt the burden of increasing regulatory requirements due to their expanded purview.Not only do these companies have to contend with OFAC requirements, such as financial restrictions and sectoral sanctions, but also the export/import requirements laid down by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) as well as shipping, insurance, and trading rules.

In this ACSS webinar, join our expert speakers as they examines the main risks that are present in the agricultural commodities industry, as well as a few handy tips on how to mitigate these risks and ensure your company stays compliant.

You will learn:

  • The sanctions risks associated with trading, shipping and finance;
  • How to identify and mitigate those risks; and
  • How to handle stakeholder positions: shipping, insurance and finance contract clauses

Sign up today! Tell your friends, clients, customers and colleagues about it.

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Registered attendees can request a Certificate of Attendance to demonstrate training to auditors and regulators.

Sheila Jassies
General Counsel EMEA
COFCO International

Sheila is General Counsel for Europe and the Middle at COFCO International. With 11,000 people in 35 countries, COFCO International is the overseas agriculture business platform for COFCO Corporation, China’s largest food and agriculture company. Sheila is a senior-level corporate counsel experienced in a broad range of legal/governance matters, including organizational (corporate) legal management, risk assessment, and corporate responsibility in international corporate environments, implementation of global compliance and anti-corruption and trade sanction compliance programs. She is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Jasper Helder
Akin Gump

Jasper Helder’s practice focuses on international trade and corporate compliance matters addressing economic sanctions, export controls, customs, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering. He covers economic sanctions, European Union (EU) Export Controls for dual-use and military products and technologies, other areas of trade regulation, and anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance. Jasper has particular experience regarding Russia and the Middle East.

Advises a range of multinationals on EU and United Nations (U.N.) sanctions compliance for countries including Iran, Russia and Syria. He is based in London, UK.


75 minutes


Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

Are you an ACSS or SanctionsAlert Member? This Webinar is included in your membership. Members do NOT need to register for this webinar to attend, but will receive complimentary log in details via email.