Guidelines for the Establishment of an Internal Compliance Program

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 3/7/18 5:00 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands has published a guide for the implementation of an Internal Compliance Program (ICP). An ICP in this context relates to export controls, including sanctions and the export of strategic goods, anti-torture goods, and controlled technology. The guide emphasizes the Dutch Government’s expectation that an ICP is in place and followed by any organization that applies for or makes use of a Global Export License. The elements of the ICP include:

  • Management commitment;
  • Creating a compliance organization;
  • Screening and pre-shipment controls;
  • Training programs;
  • Audits, reporting, and improvement measures;
  • Record keeping.


This document, only available in Dutch, can be accessed through the following link:

Topics: Compliance, Netherlands

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