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Cuba: An Update on the Liberalization of Trade Relations

April 21, 2015 • Washington, DC

Starts: 9:00 AM
Ends: 11:00 AM
Site: Crowell & Moring
Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

WATCH: Video of the Cuba Event in D.C.

Please join Crowell & Moring and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation for a discussion on the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

President Obama's new course in U.S.-Cuba Policy took shape earlier this year with the release of new authorizations amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), providing industry with the new "rules of the road" authorizing certain transactions in or with Cuba – both in the short term and long-term.

While new general licenses and policy positions announced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) present exciting opportunities for U.S. companies interested in doing business with Cuba, the new regulations still present significant compliance risks.

Please join us for an update on Cuba trade policy, the prospective for further liberalization, and a discussion of the commercial considerations as U.S. businesses develop their strategy for reengaging with Cuba.

  • An overview of the thawing of relations with Cuba and the prospects for further liberalization in 2015.
  • A discussion of the Cuban business and legal environment.
  • An update on strategies for compliant business engagement and investment in Cuba – the new rules.
  • Cuban trade – inbound and outbound opportunities and risk – the path forward and lessons learned.


Representatives from Capitol Hill, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Administration, and Crowell & Moring.

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