U.S. Senate Adopts Four Pro-Engagement Cuba Amendments

U.S. Senate Adopts Four Pro-Engagement Cuba Amendments

The US Senate Appropriations Committee adopted four separate amendments related to travel and trade with Cuba. Amendment lifting travel ban  The amendment ending the travel ban allows Americans to travel to the one country in the world to which the US prohibits Americans to travel to freely, Cuba. Committee passage of this amendment follows the US Department of Transportation’s announcement … Read more

Here are Authorized Goods and Services Produced by Independent Cuban Entrepreneurs

Here are Authorized Goods and Services Produced by Independent Cuban Entrepreneurs

The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) have made five sets of amendments to their respective Cuba sanctions regulations since the various Cuba policy changes announced by the President beginning in 2014. OFAC introduced a provision in 2015 … Read more

US and Cuba Engage in Health Collaboration

US and Cuba Engage in Health Collaboration

On Monday, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health, an important milestone between the two countries since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations in 2015. The MOU establishes coordination across a broad spectrum of public health issues, including global … Read more