On 4 June, the US Treasury Department removed several dozen individuals, entities and vessels from its SDN List under the Cuba sanctions regime and a smaller number of individuals and entities under the Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (“SDNT”) regime. Although the reasons for these removals were not announced, it appears likely that many or all of the Cuba deletions are part of a continuing effort to clear obsolete entries, such as the names of deceased individuals and defunct companies and vessels, from the Cuba sanctions list.  The reasons for the SDNT removals are not known.