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U.S. Further Eases Cuba Sanctions 

by Edward M. Lebow, Larry B. Pascal

Published: September, 2015

Submission: September, 2015


The U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) has amended its Cuban Assets Control Regulations to, in OFAC’s words, “further implement elements of the policy announced by the President on December 17, 2014 to engage and empower the Cuban people.” In practice, the amendments make important changes to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, originally liberalized in January of this year. Among these changes, as discussed below, the Administration is authorizing eligible businesses to open and maintain a physical presence in Cuba.

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