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Trump Administration Announces Curbs On Travel and Trade With Cuba

Posted in BIS, Economic Sanctions, Trade Policy
President Trump today announced plans to restrict tourism and trade with Cuba, retreating from certain aspects of the Obama Administration’s liberalization of ties with the communist regime. Intended to strictly enforce the statutory ban on tourism to Cuba and to restrict the flow of money to the Cuban military, intelligence, and security services, the new… Continue Reading

OFAC and Commerce Amend Their Cuba Regulations to Open Up Trade and Investment with Cuba

Posted in BIS, Economic Sanctions, Export Controls
Today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the issuance of their eagerly awaited amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), respectively.  These amendments implement the President’s policy to significantly ease restrictions… Continue Reading

Opportunity for Comment: Effects of BIS’s Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls

Posted in BIS, Export Controls
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published its annual notice soliciting comments on the effects of the foreign policy-based controls contained in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls, 79 Fed. Reg. 52,630 (Dep’t Commerce Sept. 4, 2014)). BIS is collecting these comments as part a… Continue Reading