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Trade Watch 2017

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Follow Email It should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that several developments of 2016 will bear fruit in 2017. Trade Watch 2017 lists some key issues to watch out for in the trade arena this year: Brexit: Britain must act on its vote to leave the European Union. January 17, (2017) Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her 12-point plan for doing so. It includes negotiation of a new, bold, and ambitious free trade...

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US – Cuba Thaw – Round Six

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email A 6th round of regulatory changes in the US – Cuba thaw was announced by two key U.S. agencies on October 16, 2016. Along with President Obama’s Policy Directive on US-Cuba Normalization pronounced two days before, these changes continue to carve out exemptions to the US embargo against Cuba. US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) further amended its regulations implementing the embargo to: (1) authorize...

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US Tourism in Cuba?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The thaw in US-Cuba political and commercial relations have continued, but is there US tourism in Cuba? We shared in an earlier post details on the commercial interests included in President Obama’s to Cuba in March (2016). The following Company Executives accompanied the President to Cuba: Brian Chesky, President and Founder of Airbnb, one of the first companies to take advantage of the loosened travel restrictions to...

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US-Cuba Commercial Thaw Progresses, cont’d

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email Continued from …US-Cuba Commercial Thaw Progresses While the visit to Cuba of the first sitting US President since Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) and the Rolling Stones free open-air concert were the undoubted highlights of President Obama’s visit to Cuba (March 21-22, 2016), to get a picture of how the US-Cuba commercial thaw progresses we need to look at who accompanied President Obama on his trip to Cuba. In addition...

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US-Cuba Commercial Thaw Progresses

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email The visit to Cuba of the first sitting US President since Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) and the Rolling Stones free open-air concert were the undoubted highlights of President Obama’s visit to Cuba (March 21-22, 2016). To get a picture of how the US-Cuba commercial thaw progresses, however, let’s take a look at who accompanied President Obama on his trip to Cuba. Three US Cabinet Secretaries: In addition to Secretary of State...

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