[2020-03-11] Building More Business Together: Dutch – Japan Logistics Seminar

Exclusive for members of Dujat and/or NDL/HIDC.
Please contact our office if you did not receive an invitation.

Japan and the Netherlands have been trading for centuries, but since February 1 2019 trading has become easier and cheaper. Thanks to EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, Japanese and European consumers and businesses can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world. But as trading partners, we must keep track of the ever changing environment. As of January 2020, the labour laws have changed impacting our business.

Do you want to learn more about the EU-Japan Economic Partnership and how the changes for the labour laws might affect your business? We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Dutch – Japan Logistics Seminar, taking place on Wednesday March 11 at the headquarters of Broekman Logistics in Rotterdam.

The seminar is organized in collaboration with Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC/NDL), and will be open to members of both organizations.

After an introduction by Ron Kuijpers, Director Business Development at Broekman Logistics, the programme will feature a presentation by HVG Law focusing on the developments in labour law as of January 1 2020, and a presentation by Jonas Belmans, Manager Global Trade Advisory at Deloitte, about key customs aspects of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.

Of course there will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A, led by our moderator Remco Buurman, CEO of HIDC/NDL, and you can get in touch with our speakers and with fellow participants at the networking reception.

Date: Wednesday 11 March

Time: 14:00 – 17:30 (incl. networking reception)

Location: Broekman Logistics, Waalhaven Zuidzijde 21, 3089 JH Rotterdam

Admission: Free of Charge (invitees only)


12:15  Gather at Schokland Amstelveen (Dujat Bus travelers only)

12:30  Dujat Bus departs from Amstelveen

14:00  Registration at Broekman Logistics

14:30  Welcome by NDL – Remco Buurman, CEO of Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC)/Nederland Distributieland (NDL)

14:40  Introduction by Broekman Logistics – Ron Kuijpers, Director Business Development

15:10 WAB, occupational health and safety, and the registration obligation for posted workers – Jasper Hoekstra and Yaser Aziz, Attorneys at law, Labor and Employment Law practice at HVG Law LLP

15:40  Key customs aspects of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement – Jonas Belmans, Manager Global Trade Advisory at Deloitte

16:10  Q&A

16:30  Closing remarks by Roger Brands, Board Member of Dujat

16:35  Networking Drinks

17:30  End of event

As always, Dujat will provide transport from Amstelveen to the venue for any members who would like to make use of this service. Of course you are also free to travel by car. Make sure to check instructions on our event site and in the confirmation e-mail you will receive after your registration.