USA strengthens sanctions on Cuba

Posted on: 19/06/2017

On Friday 16th June 2017 President Trump signed an Executive Order introducing new sanctions measures against Cuba, reinstating some of the measures that had been lifted by President Obama.  The new sanctions do not re-impose the trade embargo but increase US restrictions on travel to Cuba, prohibiting privately planned trips and limiting travel again to authorised educational trips.  The measures prohibit transactions between US travellers in Cuba and entities related to the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services, including the Grupo de Administración Empresarial (GAESA), which is in involved in many sectors of the Cuban economy. A fact sheet has been issued by the Whitehouse on the amendments on the US sanctions on Cuba.  Read More

 

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