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When You Might Not Be Libre To Drink a Cuba Libre in Cuba
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • USA, Cuba
  • November 9 2017

One of the things that pops out from the State Department's Naughty List of Cuban businesses is all the beverage companies on it, which seems odd. I


OFAC updates Cuba-related FAQs
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • July 15 2016

On July 8, OFAC updated its list of frequently asked questions related to Cuba to add two new FAQs regarding the use of U.S. dollars in certain


Lime Juice - $0.25; Two Ounces Rum - $1.00; Paying with a Credit Card: Priceless
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • USA, Cuba
  • July 6 2016

An announcement by a Florida company that it will issue a MasterCard that American travelers can use in Cuba has, not surprisingly, caused the usual


New Economic Opportunities with Cuba Present Financial Rewards Along with Associated Compliance Challenges
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • May 23 2016

The opening of Cuba to greater commercial and financial activity offers many possibilities for U.S. financial institutions but, with those


Recent Comments from OFAC Regarding Cuba-Related Sanctions
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • April 26 2016

On April 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its Frequently Asked Questions Related to


For the first time in 50 years, U.S. and Cuban banks unite
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • August 13 2015

A Florida bank has connected with a Cuban bank to allow direct transactions between the financial institutionsthe first time such transfers will be


Cuba si! Trade with Cuba not quite yet
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • July 27 2015

There has been much fanfare surrounding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, starting with President Obama's announcement of the


Shifting course: expanding the scope of permissible Cuba transactions
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • January 29 2015

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) has issued its first set of amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations


U.S. Treasury and commerce release revised Cuba sanctions regulations
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • January 15 2015

On the morning of Jan. 16, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of


U.S. policy on Cuba could create business opportunities
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • December 30 2014

Earlier this month, President Obama announced historic changes to U.S. policy and relevant regulations regarding diplomatic engagement, travel and