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How the OFAC Stole Christmas

Reprinted with permission from Clif Burns of the Export Law Blog. A spokesman for the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) told Export Law Blog this morning that discussions between OFAC and the North Pole over Santa Claus’s Christmas Eve itinerary had once again broken down and were not expected to be resumed READ MORE

TOP Questions and Answers on Obama’s Cuba Announcement

Top Questions and Answers in regards to the December 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama stating the U.S. will lay out “a new course in our relations with Cuba.” Q: Will Cuban cigars be readily available for U.S. consumers? A: No.Q: Will the Sanctions imposed by the Cuban Assets Control Regulations end? A: No, that would require Congressional READ MORE

Congressional Response to President Obama’s Announcement on Future Relations with Cuba

In a Miami Herald article published today, Congressional opposition to President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. will lay out “a new course in our relations with Cuba” was discussed. My blog post yesterday highlights the key changes President Obama announced that effect travel, trade and commerce. Today, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen issued a statement in regards READ MORE

Business with Cuba – What’s Legal and What’s Not?

By now, you’ve likely seen the many news stories about the BIG announcement made today by our President. The news release starts by stating… “Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.” Whatever your personal and/or political READ MORE