The Surge in U.S. Cruise Industry Expansion in Cuba

The Surge in U.S. Cruise Industry Expansion in Cuba

Ten days after Fidel Castro’s death, Cuba gets serious with the cruise industry. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. yesterday revealed two of its brands will be sailing to Cuba. Separately, Norwegian Cruise Line yesterday announced that it has received approval from Cuba to operate cruises to Cuba, beginning March 2017. Royal Caribbean received approval from Cuba’s … 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

Cuba Will Attend Regional Security Conference with U.S.

Cuba Will Attend Regional Security Conference with U.S.

For the first time, a Cuban delegation will attend the annual Caribbean regional security conference in Jamaica later this month. Cuba’s decision to attend the three-day conference in Jamaica, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. military’s Southern Command, follows several small forms of military engagement since the normalization of relations in December 2014. The conference … Read more